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According to Mark Zuckerberg through a Facebook Earnings Call today there is no reason to make an actual Facebook phone. Zuckerberg pointed out that Facebook is the most-used app on all mobile platforms, meaning that basically every phone out there is a Facebook phone.
Even though HTC launched phones like the HTC Status with a dedicated Facebook button, we have yet to see an official Facebook phone. That could change as early as next year
These days it seems that “app stores” are all the rage, from Apple's AppStore to GooglePlay and even the upcoming Microsoft App Store in Windows 8. Feeling a little left out I suppose, Facebook announced its own store, the App Center.
WWDC 2012 is only a week or so away now and it is highly anticipated that we will finally see at least a beta of iOS 6. With that in mind, iMore created a wonderful piece talking about what features iOS 6 could possibly add, including what features it should borrow from existing platforms.
It's been rumored for years that a "Facebook phone" was being developed by Mark Zuckerberg and the rest of the Facebook team, but what we're talking about today isn't the HTC Status. It's a real deal Facebook-branded smartphone.
A new Facebook application has hit the scene that will allow you to take Instagram-styled pictures and share them with iPhones.
As successful as Rovio has been with its Angry Birds franchise, it really hasn't done enough in the social sphere. That's changing with Angry Birds Friends, which is being flung over to Facebook.
Facebook is getting bigger and better and it appears like they will be giving you more capabilities as the social site grows. The new feature that they are adding is file sharing, which will soon be available to all the groups and will allow members of a group to share files of up to 25MB with each other.
For many people Facebook is a way to share your life via digital communication, but now you may be able to share your life more literally. A new Facebook tool unveiled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the Good Morning America has “the power to save lives” by letting users donate organs.
A new version of Facebook has finally arrived, and with it comes a new way to for developers to better distribute their Android apps. The newest version adds social app discovery channels, similar to the iOS version. What this means is that clicking on shared links won't just bring you to web apps, but it can also fully launch inside many of Android's native apps as well.
Blackberry has announced new updates for several apps such as Facebook and Twitter that will now include BlackBerrry Messenger connectivity. This new functionality means that users can now automatically share their Facebook and Twitter updates with BBM friends, right within the apps. Outside of Facebook and Twitter, there is also a new version of BlackBerry Travel, BBM Music, and Blackberry App World that will include BBM integration in the mix.
It seems that Google has created a vending machine for its Mountain View headquarters that dispenses computer accessories. This is exactly what Facebook did back in the spring of 2011.
Yes, Telltale is still hard at work on another official game based on the AMC show, but RockYou and Eyes Wide Games are bringing The Walking Dead to your Facebook wall too.
Just last week, Facebook for Windows Phone had itself an update that added several new features and tweaks, such as profile design and the new panorama view. While the upgrade offered many improvements, it also broke one important feature: Facebook Events.
What about students? Couldn't they collaborate on projects and share their interests too? Somehow, Microsoft has decided to enter this foray with a new site called So.cl.
Loytr, the developer behind the popular MyPad for Facebook app, has decided to take Timelines to a new level with his iPad app dedicated to browsing through these new profiles.
Despite Facebook's struggle to develop into something more than an app, the company is now launching its own phone running on a customized version of Android and utilizing HTC hardware.
The HTC Status isn't the only phone with a Facebook button on Telus anymore. Approaching people who want social networking on the go without the complexity and cost of a full smartphone, the Motorola MOTOKEY SOCIAL has just updated its status to "Just joined the Telus Prepaid family."
This version should bring things up to speed with the Mango flavor. Other non-related features unrelated to Mango will also be included, but we don't care about those.
Facebook for iPhone version 3.5 has now been revealed and it comes with some nice upgrades. For instance, you'll notice some new sharing options from the compose screen, making it easier for you to get desktop-like Facebook functionality on your iPhone. Other updates include better privacy controls, redesigned Profile and Group walls, and the ability to tag your friends in posts.
750 million users is far from being enough for Facebook. The company has recently launched a smartphone app called Facebook Messenger that allows mobile phone users who don’t necessarily have a profile use it.
Soon, you'll be playing games on Google's social network just like on Facebook. They haven't quite declared how this is going to work and whether you'll be able to filter out the gaming noise from your social signal, but you can bet that it's coming. Wording on the Google Plus Help pages, which has been removed, referenced games and potentially a separate stream for finding games.
Google+ is the company’s attempt at a social networking website, and with the sneak peak given on their website, I think they have the potential to dominate the social networking scene and crush Facebook. Here are some of the highlights.
FaceNiff is an Android app that can be used to hijack sessions on public or private Wi-Fi networks without the need for a computer. It can hack Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Amazon and Nasza-Klasa (a Polish social network), and more services are coming soon. Thankfully, the app only works on very certain handsets and requires jailbreaking, so it's not going to fall into the hands of too many mischievous Android operators; at least, not yet.
Our good friends at AViiQ who manufacture all kinds of mobile accessories, have just tweeted that they will reach out to those troubled in Japan by the recent catastrophic earthquake and tsunami by donating $1 for each Facebook like they receive. Japan was hit by one massive 8.9 richter earthquake early on the morning of 3/11, and they continue to experience seismic activity totaling over 100 tremors in the last 24 hours.
But thanks to inPulse Lead Designer Eric Migicovsky and his new app for InPulse smartwatches, your watch can tell all of your Facebook friends where you are anytime using an Android phone and Facebook's Places service.
So the Facebook Phone didn't necessarily come directly from Zuckerberg himself, but none the less, HTC had took the stage in bringing these two social phones to existence at MWC 2011. These are without a doubt the Facebook phones that were rumored last month and expected to be released at MWC.
Yes, we know that there are no "official" Facebook phones coming out of Zuckerburg's money factory, but both HTC and INQ have revealed their Android phones with heavy Facebook integration.
Facebook is now available to anyone with a cell phone that uses SIM cards, thanks to European digital security company Gemalto who has managed to embed the entire Facebook software application onto the tiny chip.
NQ Mobile is showing off the prototype of their "Facebook phone," an Android-based smartphone with deep Facebook integration called the Cloud Touch. It's got Facebook chat, the news feed on the home screen, and FB events integrated into the Google calendar.
First, Facebook said they are not going to make a smartphone. Then, rumors spill that HTC is making a Facebook phone. Now, Facebook is once again saying that it's not making a phone. So, who are we supposed to believe huh?
Up until now, Facebook has "only" been a social network. It spawned a huge number of apps, both desktop and mobile, but Zuckerberg's team hasn't really dabbled in hardware. Until now.
Almost everyone I know has a smartphone of some kind these days, but there are a few stragglers who haven't quite jumped on the bandwagon just yet. If you happen to have a so-called "feature phone" and want proper access to social networks, what do you do?
Yes, there are already all sorts of IM clients out there, on the Android platform and elsewhere, that allow you to communicate through the Facebook Chat protocol, but this one is built into the official app.
Facebook remains an online platform and an online platform alone. During a Facebook Mobile event, Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company has no plans to make a so-called Facebook phone. They're not doing hardware whatsoever.
The OnStar system is mostly voice-activated and a great way to get emergency personnel to you in the event of an emergency, but Facebook? That seems to be the next feature coming to OnStar via the MyLink interface from GM, and it will be completely handsfree.
The Facebook for BlackBerry app is already pretty good at letting you update your status, view your friends' walls, and peruse through the uploaded pictures. How about Facebook chatting? That feature isn't available as of yet, but while randomly browsing through the application permissions within Facebook, a BlackBerry user found a slot that asked for permission to use the integrated instant messaging service, which doesn't exist.
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Verizon Wireless' latest release of VZ Navigator 5.0 has taken mobile GPS navigation to a whole new level. They have integrated the VZN service with Facebook, what this means is you can update your status from the app, and even share your locations with friends. This is an option of course, you don't have to share your location when you post to your FB status.
With the release of Facebook for iPhone version 3.1 things were supposed to get better, others were to get fixed, but in all reality, most of it is broken for many users.
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