Facebook is sending out press invitations to an April 4th event that’ll involve Android. The company behind the world’s largest social network is inviting journalists to “Come See Our New Home On Android.” Details on the invitation are sparse, but sources for TechCrunch and others hint this event is about a Facebook-flavored phone.

According to the rumor, Facebook is preparing a version of Android that is tied deeply into the Facebook framework, much like Amazon and its version of Android that is present on the Kindle Fire. Facebook’s version of Android may show up on a handset made by HTC.

Apple users are not likely going to be interested in an Android phone with a strong Facebook influence, but it does call into question Apple’s relationship with the social network. Will it sour now that Facebook is cozying up with the competition?

Rumors hint Facebook is working on Android phone competitor originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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