This week on Android Authority On Air, we discussed a new Nexus 4, Facebook Phone rumors, a handful of app updates, carrier news, and what we did to the HTC One.
The analysis of an allegedly leaked ROM of the upcoming “Facebook phone” shows that the social networking giant will release a launcher, rather than a modified version of Android.
Facebook Home is said to be the name of the Android OS version Facebook will use for its Facebook phone.
Facebook wants to replace the conventional Android homescreen with its own application. HTC will deliver the first phone with the new app, but other manufacturers are in the pipeline.
Facebook has issued press invites for an April 4 special media event during it will show its “new home for Android,” or what is rumored to be a Facebook phone running a forked version of Android.
After the US and UK, Facebook Messenger voice calling is quietly being rolled out to other countries. Have you tried calling with the app yet?
The Facebook Messenger Android app is getting free voice calls in the UK. This makes UK the first country outside North America where the functionality is available.
The oft-rumored Facebook smartphone, the HTC Myst, is trying to get back on everyone’s radar. This time, the phone has been spotted paying the FCC a visit.
A new Facebook update has now hit the Google Play Store, bringing with it the ability to change profile pictures from within the app. Additionally, it is now easier to manage unwanted stories and spam from within the News Feed.
Facebook is currently testing hashtags and will look to add them at some point in the future, according to sources cited in a recent WSJ report.