Facebook Phone Not on the Horizon
Recently, there has been speculation about the social network giant Facebook is creating its own mobile phone.
The rumors were denied by the CEO and creator of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg. He was questioned after the first quarterly earnings as a public company were announced.
Zuckerberg stated that Facebook wants to increase the quality of experience that Facebook users have on the platform and grow its users.
“Facebook is the most-used app on basically every mobile platform,” he explained. “So when we think about what we want to do right now, we want increase the depth of the experience in addition to just growing users.”
“We want to not just have apps that people use but also be as deeply integrated into these systems as possible,” Zuckerberg added. “We want to support a development ecosystem where other apps can build on top of Facebook.”
“That’s why you’ll see us do things like support Apple and the iOS integration that they wanted to do,” he continued. “There are lots of things that you can build in other operating systems as well that aren’t building out a whole phone, which I really don’t think would make very much sense for us to do.”
Though, some see it as a vague and evasive answer and are still not convinced that Facebook has scrapped the idea of its own smartphone.
However, he acknowledged that “over time, it might make sense for us to build more of these things ourselves.”