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Facebook Home on Android

Facebook has revealed software which it hopes will reinvent the way people use social networks on their phones. Home, a series of apps, will takeover the home screen of Android phones.

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Facebook to reveal 'new home on Android' today

Facebook will reveal its "new home on Android" today at an event where the American company is widely expected to unveil a homescreen for smartphones.

The social media giant has refused to divulge any further details relating to the launch beyond promising a "product announcement". An invitation asks guests to "come see our new home on Android" at a function in California.

Facebook will reveal its "new home on Android" today. Credit: Press Assocation

The event has already generated widespread interest online, where much speculation surrounds the rumoured Facebook homescreen which analysts suggest would run on Google's mobile operating system Android.

TechCrunch predicts the new product will allow news from Facebook to be piped automatically to locked Android homescreens.

Meanwhile VentureBeat reports leaked information suggests the HTC-built Facebook phone is now a reality and has been dubbed the HTC Myst.

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