The WSJ is reporting that Facebook’s upcoming Android event will be a home screen—as in the first screen you see when you flip on your phone—dedicated to Facebook. It will “display content from users’ Facebook accounts on a smartphone’s home screen.” Facebook is expected to first offer this feature to an HTC phone but hopes to eventually bring it to other Android phone makers. The WSJ says that Zuck’s ‘book has been working on “placement deals” with other phone makers. That means, more or less, that what Facebook will announce in April won’t be the Facebook phone. So if it’s not a Facebook skin and if it is an Android home screen Facebook experience, does that mean Facebook is making an Android Facebook skin? Facebook’s goal with this heavy Facebook front page is to “make the app broadly available for all Android devices” to put Facebook first on Android smartphones.
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