We earlier heard that Facebook is planning to develop a NYTimes suggests that acquisition of Instagram and Glancee is not enough to Facebook. They are planning something big; something like a new smartphone brand. Facebook already hired some former iPhone developers in the project and looking to set up benchmark right from the onset. Do not hurry as the release of this smartphone will be as early as next year.; possibly the news was true. Recently from a report of
Previously other technology sites have reported similar Facebook phone speculation. In 2010, TechCrunch reported that Facebook was looking to create its own phone. Late last year, AllThingsD reported that a phone codenamed “Buffy” was being tested. The Times now reports that Facebook continues to work on the “Buffy” phone and has hired numerous hardware engineers, many of which are former Apple employees. According to the Times’ sources, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want Facebook to be just another app that runs on a phone.
Facebook is not too interested in disclosing something in this matter. rather they are bypassing the matter by saying they are busy in developing products that are related to mobile industry not necessarily a smartphone. Facebook is already one of the biggest mobile service as they are having staggering half billion users. Facebook recently revealed Facebook App Center forand but a new platform set up would be nice for Facebook to continue where they are today.