Facebook want to take over Android
Rapacious Facebook are about to make an announcement that may irritate Android users endlessly, as the social network aims to make Android smartphones their bitch.
Zuckerberg's company are all set to announce a new HTC phone that comes loaded with a Facebook app which will be ever-present on the homescreen. Tough titty if you don't have a Facebook account. The app will just sit their, grating your nerves.
This new app will be able to sit permanently on your homescreen, as well as have the ability to turn off your lock screen, inspect other apps on your phone, alter your system settings, change WiFi connections, launch at phone startup and create windows that float above any other you're running on your Android phone. Basically, Facebook will be able to prioritise itself over anything else on your device.
Sounds dreadful doesn't it?
Initially, this is going to happen solely on mid-range HTC handsets, but obviously, thanks to FB's nature, it'll only be a matter of time before they try and roll this out across the board, which will make iPhones gurgle with smug glee.
The announcement is to be made on Thursday.