This week all signs point to Facebook unveiling a custom version of Android, one that takes the Facebook experience and puts it front and center on a device’s homescreen. A new rumor posits that the tweaked OS could appropriately be called Facebook Home.
The name almost seems a bit too obvious considering the invite Facebook sent out last week for an April 4th press event. It urged members of the press to “Come See Our New Home on Android.” But it also makes sense given what Facebook is said to be trying to accomplish: a device that becomes your “home” for Facebook, where content and interactions from the social network take center stage.
It will be Facebook’s biggest push into mobile to date, so expect the company to pull out all the stops. But will ‘Home’ be enough to lure mobile users away from more traditional implementations of Android?