Last week, Facebook teased the tech community with a mysterious invite to “Come see our new home on Android” event, which is scheduled for tomorrow (no, it’s not an April fool prank) at its headquarters. There have been some clues and information about what the event is all about.
According to the folks over at Android Police, Facebook is all set to launch a Facebook Home app, which could be a customized launcher for Android devices. Previously, rumors indicated that the company would be launching the HTC-built Facebook Phone, and the leak by Android Police has further strengthened the notion.
Android Police has also obtained a system dump of the ROM from a mid-range HTC phone codenamed “Myst.” According to the system dump, the phone will come with a dual core MSM8960 processor with 1GB of RAM, a 4.3-inch display, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera, and powered by Android 4.1.2.
Here’s the complete build.prop specification obtained:
- Manufacturer: HTC
- Model: MYSTUL (Myst_UL)
- Carrier: AT&T
- Platform: MSM8960 (Dual Core)
- Ram: 1GB
- Display: 4.3 inch @ 720p resolution
- Android Version: 4.1.2
- Sense Version: 4.5
- Rear Camera = 5M
- Front Camera = 1.6M
- No SD Card
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
- It is specified that the device will launch on AT&T’s network.
Overall, the smartphone is likely to provide Facebook’s new launcher, a home screen and app drawer setup for a smartphone. It is said that some of the home screens will function as feeds, for news, updates from friends, photos and so on.
The basic intention is to integrate Facebook into every aspect of the phone and make it always available. We’re eagerly waiting for the event to go live tomorrow. Stay tuned, and we’ll keep you updated with more information.
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