Rumour: "Facebook Phone" Interface Shows Greyer Android and Social Features

By Gary Cutlack on at

It would appear that Facebook is about to announce a very comprehensive new Android skin at tonight's event, with leaked images showing what appears to be a simplified Android OS with the social network's status sharing bar whacked atop Google's usual applications menu.

The images, which come via 9to5 Google, also show some untouched areas of Android, with the allegedly HTC-made "Facebook phone" featuring the same image gallery and photo sharing options as found in numerous other Android handsets -- although we do see a new Home screen widget that handles threaded social notifications, combining it with the user's calling details.

At least it looks like Zuckerberg isn't handling the design himself. [9to5 Google]