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Earnings call season continued in full flow today with a new addition to the usual crowd. Facebook made their first post-IPO earnings call, and while the numbers don't really interest us greatly -- it's Facebook, and it made lots of money -- Mark Zuckerberg threw in a few mobile specific tidbits that caught our ear. 

Only yesterday, we heard the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of rumors claiming the future arrival of the mythical Facebook phone. Push forwards 24 hours, and the big chief himself seemed to quash those rumors completely. Instead, it seems Facebook is more interested in improving their users mobile experience. Lord knows, it needs some improving. The strategy now is to try and work closely with existing operating systems, instead of building a phone which he said "wouldn't really make sense for us here."

Zuck does at least acknowledge the pretty un-impressive state of Facebook mobile affairs:

I think we’re really much closer to the beginning than the end. If you use the apps today I think they’re relatively basic compared to what anybody would want from a Facebook experience on the phone.

Facebook isn't for everyone, but with the ever shifting landscape heading more towards mobile every day, the social behemoth's mobile apps really should be a focus. And, don't forget about their acquisition of Instagram too. While we haven't seen any integration between the two social platforms as yet, this is set to change in the future. The acquisition isn't yet complete, and so explains why we haven't seen anything to date. 

 
There are 7 comments

silverfang77 says:

They need to make Faccebook's mobile site fully functional, but still able to accommodate a mobile phone.

xeroslash says:

The Facebook app is a complete joke. Browsing mobile gets (almost) everything you want done plenty faster. Every update they push breaks or hinders other functions. Such a waste.

TheDonJ77 says:

How bout you update the Android facebook app which is complete TRASH!!!!

Bodar says:

100% agree. FB for Android blows goats (I have proof)

Kandoo-BB says:

Facebook for BlackBerry bet aversion is better than any android facebook app i have used. BlackBerry is turning out updates left and right..sweet!!! ok ill run along now ba by!

etnpnys says:

How about tablet optimization? Sheesh.

PJMAN2952 says:

Update the facebook app on android first. Its slow and the need a UI change.