Facebook is hosting an Android-oriented event next week and speculation is sure to run wild. Reports emerging today may shed some light on what we can expect come April 4th. According to the most recent chatter, Facebook will unveil a custom version of Android with a focus on the social network’s apps and experience.
Think of it like Facebook’s version of Amazon’s custom Kindle Fire UI. Based on Android, the new build will tie directly into a user’s Facebook profile, bringing interactions via the social network front and center. Facebook Messenger and a presumably Instagram-oriented camera will replace the stock Android implementations.
The new OS experience will launch on an HTC-made phone, likely the Myst of rumors past, but could eventually find its way to other hardware. The goal is to prioritize Facebook, bringing it from a secondary app experience to the forefront of a user’s mobile world. We’ll keep our ear to the ground as the date quickly approaches when Facebook will make their big announcements official.