03
Apr
facebook

Who's ready for the Facebook phone?! Honestly, it really doesn't matter either way – it's coming whether you want it to or not. And as much as people are trash-talking this upcoming device, one thing's still pretty certain: everyone is curious about it. What's it going to be like? How much Facebook are we talking about here? Should I be afraid? While we can't answer or quantify all of those, we can shed a little light as to what the UI should look like thanks to a new post by @evleaks over at 9to5Google.

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Right out of the gate we see what looks like an app tray – complete with "status," "photo," and "check-in" boxes at the top. Just like the Facebook app (only less blue)! But wait, there's more.

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Here we see what appears to be the main homescreen with what we can only guess is the Chat Heads feature that Ron uncovered while giving the Facebook Home APK a full cavity search. And as expected, it looks like Instagram is built-in to the core, alongside Facebook. But what's this – G+ and Twitter options in the share menu? Looks like Facebook may actually be playing fair instead of removing all signs of other networks. It's not like the "competitors" aren't a simple install away, anyway.

So what does this leak tell us? Not a lot new, really – but it does give us a chance to see what has already been uncovered. Of course, we'll see the whole thing in its entirety tomorrow, so we won't have to wonder any longer.

[9to5Google]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Meirelles Kadun

    Kill it with fire

    • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

      And then kill that fire with even more fire!

      • HellG

        Then turn the fire off with water to make it feel its saved and when it dries...BURN IT AGAIN!

        • Kaero

          Then finally when it can't be burned anymore, take the ashes and THROW THEM INTO A VOLCANO! (Then burn the volcano!)

          • HellG

            Nuke the ground where volcano where we threw the facebook phone that we repeatedly killed OVER AND OVER AGAIN!

          • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

            C-C-COMBO BREAKER!

            (Sorry, joke was getting old.)

          • HellG

            Thank you for breaking the chain my good man, i was cursed by our lord and savior duarte matias to this endless loop until someone combo break it :(

          • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

            No need for thanks; the pleasure, like she said, was all mine.

          • iamnotfan

            Than what
            Ask God to demolish the planet earth

    • Abhisshack D

      Hahahahahahahahahahaha

    • onpoint G

      I like the way you think...you're my new friend lol

  • http://profiles.google.com/kstagg Kevin Stagg

    So people who blast Android, will pick up this phone because it's a "Facebook" phone, not knowing it's an Android phone. Got it. Works for me. :]

    • Matthew Fry

      LOL. You can't understand the average consumer mind, you can only work your solution into a form that appeals to them and hope for the best.

  • Scott

    The sad part is that people will actually buy this because they are on facebook so friggin much.

  • gunsranger

    so bored of Fb !! That's look's like a pretty small proj at FB by jus tightly integrating their services with core android !

  • kenjab

    I'll be the first to admit I don't know a thing about women, but something tells me this just might catch on with the under 30 female demographic.

    • CullenDM

      I don't think so, Facebook is dying with the under 25 demographic.

      • Lalit Mali

        Naah. I +1 kenjab's prediction. Its going to be a girls' favourite.

        • flosserelli

          Agreed. Slap on some blingy fake jewels or a Hello Kitty case and teenage girls will go apeshit over it.

  • antifud

    funniest fact about this garbagephone: it's an android phone. I thought facebook wanted to do a microsoft phone? lol.

  • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

    Oh gawd, well gotta love those circles :>

  • mgamerz

    Aren't they required to have certain apps to get google play certified?

  • Samuel Hart

    Let me see.... take the worst bits of Android (even I admit there are some ;] ), and the worst bits of facebook (you know.... the stuff on the website/in the app/in the building/sitting in the exec chair).... and make this?

    WINNING!

  • onpoint G

    Who really stay on FB that often they need a dedicated phone.

    • flosserelli

      You obviously do not have a teenager.

      • onpoint G

        You're absolutely right, if my kids were teenagers do you think I would waste my money on a phone just for them to stay on there all day/night. If that's your plans have fun just remember there is life outside Facebook

  • http://www.facebook.com/andresdroid Andres Schmois

    What is the point in a Facebook Android phone if their app sucks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/oobushenko Oless Ivanovich Obushenko

    These look kind of fake; they are far too reminiscent of WebOS, especially the app drawer, center button and circular icons.

  • Mike

    I'm sure apple will find a way to sue them to stop this.

  • Elias

    Rootable, better hardware than nexus, with a microsd and better price? I'd bite, as soon as there was cyanogenmod for it.

  • http://twitter.com/samrexford Kerpow!

    if they'd made an instagram phone instead they'd kill it

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