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A while back, Mark Zacurberg, founder of Facebook said he had big plans for the social media network. He said that the team is looking to make news feeds feature of Facebook into a complete news paper like service. According to a new report from Wall Street Journal, the biggest social media network has been working on a service called reader, which can display content from users and publishers in a new visual format specifically designed for mobile devices.
Apparently the company has been working on the project for more then an year now. The new version of the reader supposedly aggregates news, similar to Flipboard. For those of you who are not aware Flipboard, it is a popular app which collects content of social media and other websites and presents it in magazine format. The app allows users flip through their social-networking feeds and feeds from websites with ease.
There is no news on when Facebook will out this new redesigned reader, but this is a sure shot sign that Facebook is looking to broaden it's horizons in the mobile devices category. After all, it did release the Facebook Home user interface for a few Android smartphones which brought notifications from Facebook and other apps directly to your home screen.
The new User Interface app was also updated recently to provide direct access to your favorite apps, straight from your home screen. Yes, Facebook Home is not the clear winner of popularity contest, as it might prove to be a little to much for many users. However, It does exactly what it was designed for and hardcore Facebook fans should find this to their liking.
The lack of popularity could also be for the reason that Home is currently only available on certain devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, HTC One X and HTC One X+. The company has not specified on if or when the the user interface will be available for other phones. However, there is news that Home might be making it's way to iOS devices. Gizbot will keep you posted regarding this.