Microsoft welcomes Facebook’s people-centric Android launches, suggests Windows Phone instead

Microsoft welcomes Facebook's people-centric Android launches, suggests Windows Phone instead

In its blog post at the company’s website, Microsoft’s Corporate VP of Corporate Communications Frank X. Shaw welcomed Facebook’s people-centric Android launcher Facebook Home, adding that users are still better off using a Windows Phone. The reason, he says, is that Microsoft’s platform goes beyond Facebook, allowing users to also integrate their Twitter, LinkedIn and Skype accounts.

He went on to say that he understands Facebook’s decision to take this route to “find a way to bring similar [to Windows Phone] functionality to a platform that is sadly lacking it.”

Not sure we agree with this claim, but we can see where Shaw is coming from. And we definitely don’t agree with his statement that Android OS is “complicated enough without adding another skin built around another metaphor, on top of what is already a custom variant of the OS.” There are multiple different launchers users can choose from and that’s the power of an open platform like Android. Not that we necessarily have anything against Windows Phone, though…

  • PeterSteinbeck

    Or get an Android smartphone with some other social launcher like INQ’s So.ho.

  • Metallinatus

    Desperate times….

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