Microsoft is ramping up its anti-Android rhetoric following Facebook’s “Facebook Home” Android announcement on Thursday. The company’s head of corporate communications took to Microsoft’s blog saying that Windows Phone started the “people first” trend and executes it better than Facebook’s solution.
“I tuned into the coverage of the Facebook Home event yesterday and actually had to check my calendar a few times,” Microsoft’s Frank X. Shaw said. “Not to see if it was still April Fools Day, but to see if it was somehow still 2011. Because the content of the presentation was remarkably similar to the launch event we did for Windows Phone two years ago… So, we understand why Facebook would want to find a way to bring similar functionality to a platform that is sadly lacking it. But as Android owners know, that platform is complicated enough without adding another skin built around another metaphor, on top of what is already a custom variant of the OS.”
Shaw’s comments are still up for debate of course, because Facebook Home won’t launch until April 12.