My Prediction for the Facebook Announcement
So, we all know that Facebook is about to make an announcement in the next hour. My guess is that they'll announce a Facebook phone OS! Imagine how insane a phone powered by facebook would be:
- Adding a contact "friends" the person
- It would already have all of your friends' contact info and pictures
- Free texting/voice calls/video calls through chat
- An email service with messages
- Social camera with Instagram
- Social calendars with facebook events
- A builtin userbase of ~1 billion uers
- An already existing (...) app platform
- Maps that use Check In to see where your friends have been
Also, if it were based on Android, it would already have all of the apps needed! Since it could be based on Android, it could be installed on many different phones rather than a flagship one. This would be perfect for facebook because they're not in the hardware business and would rather have more users.
Seriously, if they're not working on this then they're dense. The infrastructure's there and I imagine millions would love to use it.