Leaked pics portray Facebook's take on Android

9to5Google adds a little color to expectations for Facebook's "phone" ahead of Thursday's "new home on Android" event.

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Facebook Home Android
What does Facebook's "Home" on Android look like? It's a twist on the Android user interface that's image-rich, includes graphical notifications, and offers quick access to popular Facebook features, according to pictures obtained by 9to5Google, a constant source of rumors about Facebook's "phone" in the past few days.

The pictures add some additional color to "Facebook Home," a supposed version of the Android operating system that makes the social network's features and applications native to smartphones. Tomorrow, the social network is expected to reveal its home running on an HTC device that may be dubbed the "first."

Last week, Facebook sent out invitations to the press to "come see our new home on Android." CNET will live-blog from the event, which starts tomorrow at 10 a.m. PT.

"Facebook Home incorporates a minimal aesthetic with a lot of focus on full-screen photography. As expected, there are hooks to the primary Facebook functions available from most menus, obviating the need to actually navigate to the dedicated app or site in many instances," 9to5Google said.

Facebook's new home on Android: Catch our live coverage on Thursday at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET

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