Live Coverage: Facebook Android Phone Software to Be Announced Today

Apr 4, 2013 6:00am
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MENLO PARK, Calif. — After months of rumors that Facebook has been working on a phone of its own, today the company will be setting the record straight.

At 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET), Facebook will kick off its “Home on Android” event at its campus in Menlo Park, Calif. Rumors of a “Facebook phone” have persisted for months but, according to reports about today’s event, Facebook’s been working on much more than that.

The social network is expected to talk about its new “Facebook Home” software, which is software that will run on top of Google’s Android software.

Leaked images of the software (shown above) indicate that Facebook functionality will be put front and center, allowing users to update their pages or check in from more screens.

But that new software needs hardware to run on. According to numerous reports, Facebook will announce a phone made by HTC called the HTC First, which will be the first to run the software.

Facebook also might announce other partners at the event.  A full guide to the rumors can be found here.

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This afternoon, the rumors will be separated from the facts as Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces official details.

ABC News will be on the ground at Facebook today, live blogging the entire event. The updates will appear in the module below when the event begins at 10 a.m. PT. You can also sign up for an e-mail reminder below. See you then!

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