Report: Facebook is making a smartphone

Report: Facebook is making a phone
Facebook hopes to release its own smartphone by next year, according to a New York Times report quoting anonymous sources at the company and others who have been briefed on Facebook's plans. Facebook has already hired more than half a dozen former ...

Report: Facebook still trying to build a smartphone
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Having made the jump to Wall Street, Facebook is reportedly eyeing another new frontier: smartphone manufacturing. The New York Times reports the social network is making a strong push toward launching a brandedsmartphone ...


Facebook developing smartphone with ex-Apple engineers?
by Michelle Meyers | 28 May 2012 9:14am SGT Interesting how the very week Google became a hardware maker with the closing of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, there's talk of another Internet giant doing the same. The New York Time's Nick Bilton...


A win for Sprint: FCC approves 3G and 4G on iDEN spectrum | ExtremeTech: "Sprint customers will truly appreciate this upgrade once new CDMA2000/LTE handsets that support the low band frequency is rolled out. The spectrum has already been approved for use with LTE as band class 26, so it is just a matter of Sprint revising its requirements to ODMs and getting the devices out there."

Facebook Phone Rumors Surface, Again
By Daniel Ionescu, PCWorld May 28, 2012 7:33 AM Facebook has five mobile apps, no clear way to monetize its mobile users, and it is now looking to build a smartphone, according to a recent New York Times report. Yes, we've heard this all before.

Facebook poaches Apple engineers to 'build smartphone': report
ZDNet (blog)
By Charlie Osborne | May 28, 2012, 2:16am PDT Summary: Will Facebook be 'third-time lucky' in its reported smartphone development? Hiring top talent in smartphone and mobile engineering may bring the dream a little closer. Facebook may be a prominent ...

Facebook smartphone to be 'released next year'
BBC News
Social networking giant Facebook is to launch its own smartphone by next year, reports have suggested. The New York Times cited unnamed sources, including Facebook employees, suggesting that the network had been hiring severalsmartphone engineers.

BBC News

Facebook Tries, Tries Again on a Smartphone
New York Times (blog)
Can a software company build its own smartphone? We may find out soon. This past week, Google completed its acquisition of the hardware maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, which could lead to the search giant's making its own smartphone.

New York Times (blog)

Facebook mobile phone rumors reappear
Computerworld (blog)
[All this] come[s] within a week after Google closed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Employees of Facebook...several engineers who have been sought out by recruiters...[and] people briefed on Facebook's plans, say [it plans] its own smartphone.

Report: Facebook Bolsters Efforts to Build Smartphone
By Marc Ferranti, IDG News Facebook is revitalizing its effort to create a smartphone, recruiting engineers who have experience with mobile devices, according to a story in the New York Times Sunday. Facebook has kept its renewed effort to come up with ...

Jailbreak iPhone 4S/4/3GS and iPad 3/2/1 on iOS 5.1.1
Computerworld (blog)
Even if you're stuck on iOS 5.1.1. Yes, now you can escape from Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) pomaceous walled garden of parody-free, sexless, family friendliness, with Absinthe 2.0.2. What's not to like? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers even dig the cool logo.

Experts Question the Need for a Facebook Smartphone
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Mobile technology will play an important role for Facebook as it tries to find new sources of revenue, but building its own device doesn't make much sense since competition in the smartphone market continues to be very tough ...

Facebook Phone: How Mark Zuckerberg Could Beat iOS, Android With A Truly ...
International Business Times
That may change, however, if Facebook decides to build its first-ever piece of hardware: A Facebook smartphone. On Sunday, The New York Times reported that Facebook "hopes to release its own smartphone by next year," citing several Facebook employees, ...

International Business Times

GameStop Pitches Android Tablets to Gamers
By Daniel Ionescu , PCWorld May 28, 2012 8:03 AM As gamers are slowly abandoning their portable consoles in favor of smartphones and tablets, it might come as no surprise that GameStop, the top US games retailer, is now turning to Android tablets to ...

Facebook still working on its own smartphone says NYT
Mobile Burn
Rumors that Facebook is working on its own smartphone to compete against Apple and Google have been circulating for what feels like forever, but a new report from The New York Times says the social network is still at it.

How to jailbreak using Absinthe 2.0 on iOS 5.1.1 devices
by Jason Cipriani | 28 May 2012 12:25pm SGT Absinthe 2.0 has been released, bringing with it an untethered jailbreak for iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1. The jailbreak is compatible with almost every iOS device, with the lone exception being the revised...


Facebook recruits Apple engineers in quest for smartphone, report says
MyFox Washington DC
By NewsCore Facebook is pushing ahead with its top-secret project to build a smartphone, according to The New York Times -- and it is recruiting experts who worked on Apple's iPhone and iPad to help in its quest. The plan is driven by founder Mark ...

Report: Facebook still trying to create a smartphone
According to a report, the company is still trying to develop its own smartphone device. Facebook employees and engineers that Facebook recruiters have been trying to get told The New York Times that the company hopes to release its own smartphone by ...

LG working on Retina-beating 5-in. smartphone display
By Mikael RicknA$?s IDG News Service - LG Display has introduced a 5-inch full HD LCD panel forsmartphone displays -- the highest resolution mobile panel to date, the company said on Monday. The widescreen panel is based on AH-IPS (Advanced High ...

Motorola Teases Ice Cream Sandwich on Droid RAZR
PC Magazine
By David Murphy Be patient, owners of the Motorola RAZR and RAZR Maxx. You'll get your ice cream someday – Ice Cream Sandwich, that is, otherwise known as Android 4.0. But if you can't wait until the end of June to get your hands on the latest update ...

A Facebook Phone Could Set Up A Google Battle
PC Magazine
By David Murphy First Opera, now a smartphone… next, you'll read a story about how Facebook's considering buying a television manufacturer so that everyone can enjoy social updates and sitcoms via the "FB TV." The New York Times' Nick Bilton weighs in ...

Apple Beats Android in Europe Not in US
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Nick Clayton While it is the ongoing competitive tussle between Apple's iOS and Google'sAndroid that grabs the headlines, it is easy to forget just how far ahead these two operating systems have pulled ahead of the rest. The latest figures from the ...

Facebook in 'third attempt' to build own smartphone
TG Daily
Facebook phone rumors are swirling again, with reports that the company's been hiringsmartphone engineers. According to the New York Times, it's taken on several people who previously worked on the iPhone or iPad. It quoted a company employee as ...

TG Daily

Facebook to release smartphone in 2013 - report
By Tamoor Hussain for Social networking behemoth Facebook is planning to muscle in on the mobile market by releasing its own smartphone. That's according to The New York Times, which was told by Facebook employees and a number ...

Facebook May Have Its Own Smartphone Next Year, Hires Former Apple Engineers...
International Business Times
By Kukil Bora: Subscribe to Kukil's RSS feed Google completed its acquisition ofMotorola Mobility for $12.5 billion last week, paving the way, as many believe, for its own future smartphone. But it seems that the search engine giant is not the only ...

International Business Times

Report: Facebook to Launch Phone "By Next Year", Eyes HTC Purchase
Now the internet giant has been forced to yet again address a regular rumor -- that it's making a smartphone. But this time around the rumor has much more meat to it, thanks to a report in The New York Times. The report deals how Facebook has hitched...


Facebook Hires Former iPhone Engineers: Expected To Release Its Own Smartphone...
Mobile & Apps
By Johnny Wills | May 28, 2012 12:48 PM EDT Finishing the $12.5 billion Motorola Mobility acquisition last week, Google is on the road to release its own smartphone. Surprisingly, talks of another Internet tech giant making a similar move are also ...

Mobile & Apps

iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak Causing Problems For Some Users
By Paul Shea Jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 was released few days back to much acclaim. Jailbreaking allows users to do much more with their Apple device by removing many of the restrictions placed on the gadgets by the manufacturer.


Fast Track To A Facebook Phone — Buy INQ Mobile?
Back then, it transpired that Facebook was working with INQ Mobile on a smartphone. The phone duly emerged – the INQ1 – and did indeed have great Facebook integration. Even if it hasn't exactly been a smash hit, it's fared well enough.


Facebook to Build Smartphone to Compete Against Google?
Gotta Be Mobile
Facebook's entry into the smartphone space somewhat mirrors that of Apple. The company currently has its largest presence on a mobile device on the AT&T HTC Status in the US, which is anAndroid smartphone that has a dedicated Facebook hardware key to ...

Facebook already has a hugely popular smartphone app which has more than 500 ...
Sky News
Facebook has poached more than six former Apple employees as it plans to build its own smartphone, reports say. The recently-listed social networking company could release a handset as early as next year, sources have told the New York Times.

Sky News

Absinthe jailbreak for iOS downloaded 1.1 million times | TUAW ...
By Dave Caolo
The hard-working Chronic-Dev Team has announced that just over one million users have jailbroken their iOS devices with Greenpois0n Absinthe 2.0.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Facebook May Launch Smartphone by Next Year [REPORT]
By Samantha Murphy
A Facebook smartphone may be in the works for a launch by next year. ... The news comes as search engine giant Google completed the acquisition of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion earlier this week. ... I hope it's better than the iOS app… which is terrible. May 27 ... Facebook's worried about their mobile market so they'll sink all that R&D into their own phone despite the trouble MS is having breaking the Windows phone into the already saturated market between Android and Apple.

LG sells over 3 million LTE smartphones | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
It seems that LG Electronics' global sales of their smartphones – in particular the LTE smartphonemodels, have touched (and passed by the time you read this) the magical three million unit mark. All right, three million is nothing magical [...]

Android Community Weekly: May 27th, 2012 | Android Community
By Michael Crider
Courts have cleared Google of all wrongdoing in the long-awaited end to Oracle's patent trial, and HTC's EVO 4G LTE has been cleared through customs and away from the litigious hands of Apple's patents. Shipments are arriving to pre-orders now, with a little ... Verizon has confirmed that it will begin updating its LTE phones for global roaming in the summer, starting with the HTC Rezound,Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX. NVIDIA's Icera series of modems has a new ...
Android Community

Motorola DROID Bionic now free on contract
By Quentyn Kennemer
The Motorola DROID Bionic for Verizon is not the worst phone the carrier has to offer, but it can now be had for the low, low price of free. The carrier. ... Motorola DROID Bionic now free on contract ...
Android Phone Fans

NY Times: Is Facebook building a smartphone ... - Android Authority
By Adrian Diaconescu
With stocks falling and more than $17 billion lost off an initial $104 billion valuation, the social networking service might be looking to expand way off its comfort zone and into smartphonehardware manufacturing. I know, you've heard the ...
Android Authority

Sony Xperia S Android 4.0 update on video
By Phone Arena
A video with vocals in a foreign language shows off the Android 4.0 update for the Sony Xperia S; luckily, the update transcends any language barrier and the translucent navigational bar easily allows those with a little smartphone savvy to ...
PhoneArena - News

The Latest iOS Jailbreak Is Here - Should You Bother?
By John Paul Titlow
A mere three weeks after Apple released iOS 5.1.1, the jailbreaking community has cracked it wide open. The latest version of the Absinthe jailbreaking tool is now available for download and it covers most iOS 5-compatible generations of the ...

5 handy iPhoto for iOS tips — Apple News, Tips and Reviews
By Mark Crump
I'm starting to use iPhoto for iOS more often in my photography workflow. While it's unlikely it will ever fully replace a true post-processing program like Aperture or Lightroom, for shots that don't require that high degree of editing I find iPhoto for ...

Sony abandons plans for Xperia PLAY Android 4.0 update - Neowin
By Andy Weir
But while there remain relatively few models carrying the latest Android version – with many handsets still being launched with 2.3 Gingerbread on board – various manufacturers have committed to updating at least some of their devices to 4.0 ... with Android 4.0: “After extensive in-house testing with our developer teams and working with our partners, we have concluded that a consistent and stable experience, particularly with gaming, cannot be guaranteed for this smartphone on Ice ...

Facebook working on its own smartphone - out next year claims NY ...
By Danny Brogan
According to one Facebook employee, Zuckerberg is concerned that by not producing a Facebooksmartphone the social network will “simply become an app on other mobile platforms”. The company was previously said to be working closely ...
Pocket-lint : Latest News

Dream Team releases near-universal Jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1
By Adam Williams
The just released Absinthe 2.0.1 enables iOS 5.1.1 users to Jailbreak most iOS-based devices, the only exceptions being the third-generation Apple TV and iPad 2,4 - though support for the latter device is said to be coming soon. Before ...
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Sony Confirms No Android 4.0 For Xperia Play | Geeky Gadgets
By Roland Hutchinson
When Sony announced their android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update list, one of the devices that was on the list was the Xperia Play, and last week we heard that the handset had been removed from the list.

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