Facebook has announced that it is telling its employees to abandon their iOS devices for an Android device instead. The move comes after their recent announcement of ‘2G Tuesday‘. Don’t be mistaken, Facebook has not formed any sort of vendetta against Apple. According to the company, it’s a practical decision.
Apple’s iPhone is the more preferred device in the Silicon Valley but the company is now serving 1.5 billion people all over the world. A large amount of these people, including emerging new markets use Facebook on Android phones.
Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer of Facebook said that he wants a good portion of his team to be on the world’s most popular mobile platform. This would make the users experience bugs first hand and live in the same environment as most Facebook users do today.
In order for the social media company to grow, Facebook needs to think outside the box (Silicon Valley) and cater to those who are new to the internet or have not embraced the internet, yet.
It is not known how many of these Facebook employees will make the switch to Android and whether or not they will be able to cope with it. However, the number will definitely not be small for a team that’s under Cox, the chief product officer of Facebook.