Earlier this summer, Facebook mobile boss Erick Tseng slammed today’s smartphones as not being social enough, in a conversation with my colleague Nicholas Carlson.”We’re far far away from having a truly socially-informed mobile experience,” Erick said in July. “Look for that in 12 to 16 months.”
Today, we have a better idea of what he’s talking about: Not just Facebook apps or programming hooks, but a deeper integration of Facebook into mobile phones, via a customised Google Android operating system.
And based on the timeline Tseng gave us in July, it looks like it’ll be ready for Christmas, 2011. Or maybe even for back-to-school season.
Catch up on the news with our coverage today:
- Here’s Why Facebook Is Secretly Building A Phone: It Needs To Be A Platform, Not Just A Service
- Facebook’s Secret Phone Is Using Android “For Sure”
- FLASHBACK: Here’s Facebook Mobile Whiz Joe Hewitt Trash-Talking Android
- REMINDER: Facebook’s Mobile Boss Erick Tseng Was JUST Stolen From Google’s Android Team