Facebook Launching Android Support Next Week?

Next week Facebook will be hosting a “Mobile Mixer” press event and while few details have been provided, we’re expecting the company to announce support for the Android mobile platform. The company has been rumored to be developing an Android application and we’ve also received tips from some high placed executives that something is in the works. Next week’s event though should attract a fair amount of buzz given that the company has held off for so long to release support.

Facebook has a large number of users who use their mobile device as the default resource for accessing the rapidly growing social platform. Additionally, the company is encouraging users to take advantage of the numerous mobile features in order to combat Twitter’s increasing traction. While I’ve suggested that the company is trying to kill the ongoing battle between the two companies as perceived by the media, there is still fierce competition for talent as well as users’ attention.