Facebook sees a promising future in mobile phones, but the star of online social networking is not building its own handset, the founder of TechCrunch said in an interview posted online Wednesday.
"Our goal is to have Facebook everywhere and every social rather than a specific device," founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was quoted as saying. "We're not trying to compete with Apple or the Droid (Motorola mobile phone) or any other hardware manufacturer for that matter."
Facebook arrangements for the interview to dispel speculation that the company's Palo Alto, California, was working on a mobile phone. Zuckerberg told TechCrunch that the rumors may be the result of misinterpretation of Facebook's efforts to infuse their services and benefits in the range of mobile devices.
Our goal is to make it so that we can design the best integration with the widest variety of phones, "said Zuckerberg, Facebook stressing that it was building a mobile operating system or hardware from scratch. " The software can make mobile phones more personal and social development by allowing people to sign on the way they do a personalized home pages of Google, Yahoo or anywhere on the Internet, according to Zuckerberg.
"You just have to do to access your phone once, then everything you do on your phone is social," he said.
"I think maybe Google or Microsoft could log in the browser, but can not because they do not build a browser," Zuckerberg continued. "But that is the basic strategy."
Facebook is trying to be the platform for a "social layer" on all devices connected to the Internet, according to the founder.
Facebook is investing heavily in the fabric of your software on the iPhone from Apple smartphones have a dominant presence in the market and has been to focus more on mobile phones work with the Google-backed Android software.
"If your Windows 7 is removed, I'm sure we will put resources into it," said Zuckerberg.
latest generation of Microsoft's mobile software platform to be launched next month.