Facebook‘s CEO Mark Zuckerberg was very confident of Google‘s inability and unwillingness to prevent Facebook from rolling out Home on Android, because of the search engine commitment to opennness.
Google is aware of what we are doing and we talked to them about this and all of that. But fundamentally Android is just a more open system, so we don’t have to work directly with them in order to build an experience like this. So we can even go deeper that we’re talking about today. They’ve designed Android from the ground up to support deep integration.
“I think this is really good for Android,” Zuckerberg told the audience at the launch event in Menlo Park, Calif. Developers do their best work on the iPhone first, but with Home, Facebook is putting Android first. If consumers want the Facebook Home experience, they’ll have to get an Android phone.
In a statement, Google seemed to agree. “This latest device demonstrates the openness and flexibility that has made Android so popular.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined Android that aims to create a software package that takes over messaging, key communications and runs like “system software not an app you run.”
Mr.Zuckerberg noted that Facebook Home is the “highest quality experience you can have on Android.” Facebook has retooled Android’s chat with “chat heads,” cover overlays and other key perks. Bottom line: If you live in Facebook, Facebook Home is gold for you. If you live beyond Facebook, Facebook Home may strike you as alarming. Facebook literally becomes your phone. For good measure, Facebook forged Facebook Home partnerships with AT&T and HTC to have its overlay work right out of the box.
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