In today’s technological world, smartphones are the most popular and demanded gadgets. Every major company is in the race of holding the best smartphone. Facebook is the next giant, which is making space to enter in the market of smartphones. Facebook is planning to launch its smartphone next year.
According to the latest report by NYTimes, Facebook has already hired several former Apple engineers for their new project, who had worked on different iOS models including iPhone and iPad.
But this is not the first time Facebook is trying to build a smartphone, claimed a person just hired by Facebook. Prior to this, the company had made two attempts to make a smartphone but was unsuccessful due to the complexities involved in designing smartphones.
This would be Facebook’s third effort at building a smartphone, said one person briefed on the plans and one who was recruited. In 2010, the blog TechCrunch reported that Facebook was working on a smartphone. The project crumbled after the company realized the difficulties involved, according to people who had worked on it. The Web site AllThingsD reported last year that Facebook and HTC had entered a partnership to create a smartphone, code-named “Buffy,” which is still in the works.
Though Facebook has not yet posted any requirement on job sites nor revealed about the phone buildup plans instead they are just targeting the appropriate persons required to achieve success this time.
Hugo Fiennes, a former Apple hardware manager for the first four iPhones who has since left Apple and is starting a new hardware company, Electric Imp said,
“Building isn’t something you can just jump into. You change the smallest thing on a smartphone and you can completely change how all the antennas work. You don’t learn this unless you’ve been doing it for a while. You change the smallest thing on a smartphone and you can completely change how all the antennas work. You don’t learn this unless you’ve been doing it for a while.”
With the launch of Facebook IPO, the company has already reached new height with even the power to buy a smartphone company, if they fail this time. But if are successful they will definitely be giving high competition to today’s major other giants like Apple and Samsung.