Facebook Gets a Hold on Phones

Facebook Home, a new suite of software Facebook is introducing for Android phones, aims to take over phones right from their lock screens.
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The Buffy Story: Facebook’s Long Road Home to an Android Phone

A look back at “Buffy,” the Facebook Android phone effort first detailed by AllThingsD in a 2011 series of stories.
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Facebook Launches Home, Its Android Phone Project

The company has been building that home on Android for a while now.
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Why Facebook Might Really Be Doing Its Own Phone, Despite What Zuck Said

He’s a tricky one, that Mark Zuckerberg.
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Consumers More Interested in Make-Believe Amazon Phone Than Fabled Facebook Phone

If Facebook or Amazon were to release a smartphone of their own, would anyone buy it?
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Facebook’s Phone Revealed! (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.
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The Facebook Phone: Why Would You Want One?

If you can get past concerns about Facebook having even more intimate insight into your life, would a phone designed by Facebook be compelling?
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The Facebook Phone: If It Comes, Will It Already Be Too Late?

Buffy could be as much as 18 months from hitting the market — an eternity in tech time. By then, will there still be a market for a more social smartphone?
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The Facebook Phone: The “Slayer” That Wasn’t

Before its current phone project, Facebook had a special ops team that explored building its phone with hardware tightly integrated with software. When it didn’t work out, many from that team left the company.
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The Facebook Phone: Forking Android Offers Both Promise and Pitfalls

There’s more than a little irony in Facebook using Google’s operating system to offer a competitive mobile phone strategy.
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