Facebook Android event

Join Senior Business Producer Dan Kline as he live blogs Facebook's live press event where the company is expected to make a major announcement regarding Android.

  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 1:05:08 PM
    The rumors abound as to what Facebook will announce. Will it be a phone?
  • Facebook Is Expected to Introduce Its Phone http://nyti.ms/16pNBpm #Facebook #Facebookphone #mysterysolved #today
  • Excited to see the unveiling of the new Facebook Phone - will they keep consumers or investors happy? http://onforb.es/14Gx4Rm
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 4:02:45 PM
    One hour until the big event.
  • #Facebook is Expected to announce its own Branded Smart-Phone today.
  • Could it actually be a #Facebook phone??? I'll be live tweeting!
  • Did we really need a #Facebook phone? #mobile In our opinion, no.
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 4:50:56 PM
    And, the elevator music has started.
  • Honestly, I wouldn’t accept/use a #Facebook phone even if it was offered to me for free (including wireless services). #NoWayJose
  • What to expect from #Facebook’s #Android event: A final rumor roundup http://wapo.st/16rPKB2 via @washingtonpost
  • #AutoFollow Why You Might Actually Want a Facebook Phone - Gizmodo UK http://dlvr.it/3B6Rxw #facebook
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 4:56:18 PM
    Still just quiet music. I'm expecting Zuck to parachute in.
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:01:34 PM
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:03:14 PM
    They love to keep you waiting at these events.
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:05:12 PM
    Here we go. Facebook phone. First words.
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:05:36 PM
    "Open and connected"
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:05:54 PM
    CEO Zuckerberg talking.
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:06:26 PM
    20% of our time on phone on Facebook. Add Instagram and it’s 25%
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:07:01 PM
    The new phone is designed around people, not apps.
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:08:25 PM
    Most people just want to know what is going on. That's wanting to stay connected. It's being human. Why do we need to go into so many apps to do that?
  • "Phone are designed around apps, not people. We want to flip that around." #Facebook #Phone #Android
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:10:25 PM
    We don't want to build a phone or operating system that only some people can use. Our community has over a billion people in it and we want to build the best experience for every person on every phone.
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:10:43 PM
    Not building a phone. Not building an operating system.
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:11:41 PM
    Android was designed to support deep integrations. The home screen of your phone sets the tone for your whole experience.
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:12:03 PM
    We're calling it "Home."
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:14:49 PM
    The new interface will be called “Home.” The system will show updates on what your friends and family are doing. It’s the home screen and the lock screen. Content loads while your phone is sleeping.
  • Facebook Home is the lockscreen and the homescreen ... interact and connect without "apps" #facebook #android
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:16:03 PM
    They want to make messaging easier.
  • Zuckerberg "#Facebook Home is a family of apps that you can install and it will become the home of your phone"
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:18:03 PM
    Live demo of Home is now being shown.
  • #chatheads is a new way to message via #facebook's offering. me: 3, 2, 1 - cue the traditional #SMS is going to die nonsense #mobile
  • Cover Feed : Visually rich news feed (think Flipboard as your lock screen) #Facebook #Android #Phone
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:21:43 PM
    “Notifications” show you the most important things going on with your friends.
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:22:05 PM
    Home will also have an apps launcher.
  • The new Facebook phone will be based on #android with Facebook integration no modification #facebookphone #facebook
  • #Facebook is trying to shift your attention away from apps and more to people and content
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:23:10 PM
    Moving on to talking about messaging.
  • chatheads are so cool #fb #facebook #fbdroid
  • If you have an android phone will you download and use #facebook home?
  • "Status, photos and check in are only one tap away" with #Facebook's new Coverfeed.
  • I like that #Chatheads is a pop up feature. #facebook
  • #markzuckerberg just introduced #facebook "Home" an operating system, to work on top of #android. I'll admit it looks good
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:27:49 PM
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:29:23 PM
    After launch, if you have most recent Facebook app on Android, you will get a link to install on the Google Play store. You will have the option to try once or install it permanently.
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:29:54 PM
    No launching on tablets at first.
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:30:32 PM
    Home will update every month.
  • No fork and no FB operating system. Thanks for clearing that up #Facebook.
  • Back to the Zuck! #Facebook
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:34:12 PM
    They are showing a video now. I think the news portion of the event is over.
  • Zuck: Home available for download on April 12 on a handful of devices. #Facebook
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:37:32 PM
    HTC and AT&T will have the first devices with Home pre-installed.
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:38:28 PM
    The HTC First will be the first phone released with Home pre-installed.
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:42:04 PM
    Available on April 12 for $99.99 on AT&T.
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:42:10 PM
    Pre-orders now.
  • RT @techreview: “We think that this is the best version of Facebook there is,” Zuck says. Live from #Facebook's #Home announcement: http ...
  • Dan Kline, Business producer 4/4/2013 5:45:35 PM
    And, the even is over.
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