Facebook's new home on Android: Join us Thursday (live blog)

Is it the fabled Facebook phone? Or a new Facebook-integrated Android operating system? Both? Find out live with CNET at 10 a.m. PT Thursday.

The HTC ChaCha was the first so-called Facebook phone. HTC

After years of the rumor mill churning out reports of a Facebook phone , the social network may actually deliver something at its press event Thursday .

Facebook set off a fresh round of speculation -- despite CEO Mark Zuckerberg's repeated denial that the company is working on a Facebook phone -- when it invited journalists to "Come See Our New Home on Android."

CNET will be bringing you the news, images, and commentary as the event unfolds starting at 10 a.m. PT. Follow along with our live blog here:

CNET's live coverage of Facebook's unveiling of its new home on Android, 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET

While some people may still be holding out for Facebook-branded hardware, it's more likely that the company is launching a version of Android tweaked to put Facebook's camera and messaging apps front and center . And it's also likely that this new operating system will land first on an HTC phone .

This falls in line with Facebook's mission to make mobile development a priority, and although Wall Street has been pressuring the company to build up its mobile presence quickly, rumors of a new Facebook-centric Android operating system aren't doing the trick so far . Will Facebook have more up its sleeve to impress investors? Join us as we find out.

Editors' note: This story was originally posted April 3 at 10:45 a.m. PT.

 

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