HTC First Facebook-Centric UI Gets Exposed Before Launch

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Can’t wait to set your eyes on tomorrow’s Android-centric Facebook announcement? If not, evleaks has your spoiler fix, including a first look at the UI for the HTC-built ‘First’.

While the underpinnings of Android are more than likely present, it appears that Facebook will take over not only your home screens but your lockscreen, too. Big, high-resolution photos and a suite of apps underline a share-from-anywhere experience. While the ability to post photos, status updates and check-ins from your home screen is currently possible using the lacklustre Facebook widget, the company seems likely to integrate the sharing abilities even further into the operating system.

What’s interesting about the HTC First is that it will likely be a mid-range device in many respects, and judging from the icons used in the above renders, it will offer many stock Android apps, including the Gallery, Camera, Google Search, Google Now, Chrome, Maps and the Play Store.

The event will be livestreamed tomorrow at 10AM PT / 1PM ET.

Via: 9to5Google