一部Facebook手机?

昨天开发了一个有趣的故事,从迈克阿灵顿的TechCrunch开始声称“Facebook正在秘密建立一个电话“:

Facebook is building a mobile phone, says a source who has knowledge of the projectOr rather, they’re building the software for the phone and working with a third party to actually build the hardwareWhich is exactly what Apple and everyone else does, too.

(这实际上不是苹果所做的Apple does its own software and hardware engineering; it only farms out manufacturingArrington所声称的更多的是谷歌对Nexus One的所作所为 - 谷歌设计的软件,HTC硬件。)

Arrington称Facebook工程师Joe Hewitt和Matthew Papakipos领导该项目休伊特写了流行的Facebook iPhone应用程序。帕帕基普斯于6月离开谷歌加入FacebookHis job at Google? Leading the Chrome OS project.

故事发生后不久,Facebook发表否认

“Facebook is not building a phone,” Facebook spokesperson Jaime Schopflin told CNET today“Our view is that almost all experiences would be better if they were social, so integrating deeply into existing platforms and operating systems is a good way to enable this.

但他们唯一真正否认的是他们“打造了一部手机”这就是阿灵顿的标题所宣称的,但这不是他的故事所谓的。

很快就出现了确凿的报道。Dan Frommer在Alley Insider

Facebook is “for sure” using Google’s Android operating system as the basis for its phone software, according to a plugged-in Silicon Valley sourceThis means that Google is now essentially helping Facebook attempt to destroy Google!

Frommer也指出了这一点休伊特最近发布了关于Android开发者工具的推文(当然,他可能正在开发Android Facebook应用程序。)

然后,在当天晚些时候,Scott Ard报道了CNet尽管当天早些时候遭到否认,但Facebook确实“正在考虑品牌智能手机”:

Facebook denied a story published this weekend that says the company is “building a mobile phone,” but CNET has confirmed that the social-networking giant has reached out to hardware manufacturers and carriers seeking input on a potential Facebook-branded phone.

至于Facebook的“不打手机”否认,Ard写道:

However, Facebook appears to be splitting hairs over the phrase “building a phone” because the reality is that the company this summer did seek input from hardware manufacturers and carriers as it kicks the tires on whether a Facebook phone indeed makes sense. The idea is simple: an outside company such as Samsung or HTC would build the hardware for an Android-powered phone that would have Facebook’s social-networking features deeply integrated and would run on a carrier such as AT&T, possibly under an exclusive deal similar to the iPhone.

这实际上很有意义Facebook在这样的手机上的角色就像iTunes在iOS中的角色,以及谷歌的服务 - Gmail,联系人,日历等- 在Android中我不知道“深度整合”是什么意思我认为关键点在于简单性尤其单点登录使用您的Facebook帐户登录手机,您就完成了。

它不仅仅需要与您的Facebook联系人同步您的地址簿,还是值得的想象一下,如果手机省略了Android Market而不是Facebook自己的移动应用程序商店Could be that Facebook, as a company, doesn’t want to be seen as one app among thousands in mobile app stores from Apple, Google, and Microsoft, but rather as a peer to those companies — a mobile titan with its own app store.

整个故事可能是胡说八道,但我是一个坚信的宗旨,那里有烟,有火有三个不同的出版物支持这个故事,以及一个相当好奇的硬件主义拒绝来自Facebook,这里有相当多的烟雾。