Can a software company build its own smartphone? We may well find out soon.
This past week, Google completed its acquisition of the hardware maker Motorola Mobility for $US12.5 billion, which could lead to the search giant making its own smartphone. But another software titan might be getting into the hardware game as well: Facebook.
Employees of Facebook and several engineers who have been sought out by recruiters there, as well as people briefed on Facebook’s plans, say the company hopes to release its own smartphone by next year.
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