Earlier this week, Facebook confirmed on its blog that it will discontinue three mobile applications. You may not have heard of them, and that’s exactly why they’re reaching the end of life.
According to a trusted source, BlackBerry has opened a lawsuit against Facebook. The filing took place in Los Angeles earlier this week accusing Facebook of violating BlackBerry-owned patents in the social media giant’s WhatsApp and Instagram apps.
Google’s Play Store is full of apps and games, but one category that has taken off more in the last year or so is messaging applications. There are a ton of messaging apps available on Android, many of which see millions of active users each and every day. Leading the charge is Facebook, who just this week announced a brand new messaging app, and the possibility of another.
Facebook has a brand new messaging app called ‘Messenger Kids.’ As its name implies, the client has been designed with kids as the primary audience. The application just made its way to Apple’s App Store on iOS, but will soon release on Android.
Facebook is pushing into video with a new platform it calls ‘Facebook Watch.’ The video platform was announced late last week and some things about it were detailed in a recent blog post. Is Facebook targeting YouTube?
Facebook isn’t well accustomed to producing devices, but a recent report suggests that the social media giant is working on a tablet intended for frequent video callers.
Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular apps on Android and it’s free to install. It has been downloaded on over 1 billion Android devices to date, many of which have added the service in the last year or so. With the consumer base and usage rate as high as they are, it’s only natural for Facebook to want to monetize its app in the form of advertisements.
Facebook is releasing a new app designed specifically for Android TV. The app makes it easier for users to access videos in their feed and showcase them in front of family and friends on the big screen in the living room.