Facebook has over 150 million users, its own film in the works, and now there are rumors of a mobile phone based on Google’s open source Android platform. According to Business Insider, the reason why Facebook is secretly building a phone is because it needs to be a platform and not just a service. What better foundation to lay it on than Google’s Android?

So what is fueling the rumors? Facebook have always been a fierce competitior to Google in terms of recruitment, but now Facebook has hired away Google’s Senior Product Manager of Android, Erick Tseng. No easy feat. The Business Insider articles may be far fetched, but they are revealing and nothing if not exciting.

[Via: TechCrunch]

James Tromans

Contributing editor of AndroidAuthority.com, based in the U.K.