Facebook's recent patent submission shows a smartphone devlopment
Social Media

Is Facebook Planning to Manufacture a Smartphone? New patent Reveals Modular device Blueprints

Facebook "phone"" may be coming"

https://dk2dyle8k4h9a.cloudfront.net/Is Facebook Planning to Manufacture a Smartphone? New patent Reveals Modular device Blueprints

Facebook recently crossed 2 billion monthly users and continuing the ruler among the social media platforms. The social media giant is exploring many other fields to entertain the users and can be seen by its actions. A month back the company revealed its new app project based on group video chat named Bonfire to its employees. These actions show the Facebook don't want to leave anything that can make the users more addictive to its services.

Recent Facebook has filed a patient which includes that the company is exploring a modular device rather s smartphone. This device comprises a speaker, microphone, a GPS along with the touch screen which ultimately shows that the divorce can use a smartphone.

Facebook Phone

Modular devices are the gadgets that let the user swap the hardware components of the device in order to enhance the functionalities. This technology aims to replace the component of the device with better one instead of getting a newly updated device.

This is not the first time a company is going for the modular smartphone, Google has also started a well-known project, Ara. The project got delayed and unstable due to some reasons and finally dropped in 2016. Coincidentally many of the member of the Ara project currently working for the Facebook. The patent filed last year looked almost same as the one Google was working. The most successful modular smartphone was built by the LG model named G5 which has modular battery packs, cameras, and Hi-Fi systems. This made the LG the first smartphone manufacturer to build a modular mobile.

Facebook filed almost thousands of patent every year but fear got successfully converted into a functional object. This is not the first time Facebook is working on a smartphone earlier in 2013 the company teamed up with HTC to launch HTC first, developing the Facebook Home.

However the Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is not going to enter in the smartphone manufacturing on the event of Facebook Home launch by saying that “If we did build a phone, we’d only reach one or two per cent of our users. That doesn’t do anything awesome for us,".

Apple is also quietly exploring the modular devices. A patent filed in the March by the Apple reveals that the company is thinking about a device that could combine an iPhone into a MacBook body, embedding the phone into the keyboard of the laptop.

For the Latest tech news and reviews, follow MobileAppDaily on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN, Instagram and Flipboard.

Ariana Johnson
Written By
Ariana Johnson

Ariana Johnson is currently covering the mobile app trends and sharing her pinpoint views over the recent mobile app news for MobileAppDaily. Apart from her passion for technology she also has a thing for cats, she even owns a Persian cat named ‘Lilly’.

Top Companies

01.
InMobi
Singapore
02.
Dot Com Infoway
New York, USA
03.
M&C Saatchi Mobile
New York City, USA
04.
Techmagnate
New Delhi, India
05.
Fetch
London, UK
View full report

Latest Articles

Join our global community 135K Followers
Social Media

Twitter To Rival Snapchat With Discover Like Feature

Akash Singh Chauhan 4 min read  

Facebook isn't the only competitor that Snapchat should worry about, Twitter is also coming with a new feature to rival Snap. According to the reports, the microblogging platform is secretly working on camera-first feature. The feature is similar to Snapchat’s Discover section that uses lo

Social Media

Instagram Gets QR Codes With New 'Nametag' Feature

Vikram Khajuria 3 min read  

Following people you just met is really baffling sometimes. You need to have their social presence information or their contact details for that sake. But what if you don’t have anything? You might have to wait long to get access to such information in order to follow them. Ahem, Instagram has

Social Media

Instagram May Add Option To Follow Hashtags In The App

Ariana Johnson 4 min read  

Instagram, the image-based social media platform is testing a new feature that will change the way its content feeds work. The platform allows a user to follow another person, but with this update, it is enabling the user to follow a hashtag. The update will feed the user with content related to the

Social Media

Twitter Finally Introduces

Eric Jones 4 min read  

Twitter, the online news and social networking service which is known for its microblogging are announcing a ‘threads’ feature launch. The new update is integrated into the platform to ease the tweetstorm capability of the social media service. With the help of tweetstorm, the users can