It was widely rumored that Facebook would unveil a Facebook phone of some sort on Thursday.
While that didn't happen, CEO Mark Zuckerberg did announce a new operating system compatible with Android phones called "Facebook Home."
Facebook Home integrates all of the social network's services into the operating system of Android phones.
After a user downloads Facebook Home to an Android phone, all those services become available from virtually anywhere in the device.
Instead of having to download and call upon apps to get to services like Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Facebook Camera, access to those features is simply "baked into" Facebook Home.
One example is the change in how messaging works. The Home user interface pops up messages on top of any app without taking you out of that app, according to CNN.
When you wake up a phone running Facebook Home from sleep, a feature called Cover Feed appears, allowing you to move through links, photos, and status updates.
Notifications sit on top of Cover Feed, allowing you to access the "important" stuff, as Facebook puts it. At the bottom of the screen is a single button that, when pressed, provides quick access to the apps menu, Facebook Messenger and your last-used app, CNN reported.
The service will be available for download from Google Play starting April 12. For more information, click here.
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