INQ “Facebook Phones” Getting Foursquare Integration

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INQ has kicked-off its vision of the marriage of social networking and mobile operating systems with the release of the Cloud Touch, its “Facebook phone”. Instead of asking users to launch Facebook’s app when they want to post something to their walls or share a link with a friend, INQ’s integration of Facebook to the Android UI lets Cloud Touch owners interact with Facebook elements from throughout the OS. As INQ prepares to release its follow-up Android smartphone, the Cloud Q, the company has announced a partnership that will let its users see even more social networking integration, using Foursquare to add location-aware capabilities to its phones.

Like with the Facebook integration, Foursquare on INQ’s Cloud series of phones will be ubiquitous, permeating Android to make checking-in to Foursquare hotspots possible with minimal user effort. The service’s discovery tools should make finding interesting destinations in your area more convenient, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for with Foursquare, you always have Facebook Places to fall back upon.

There’s no set-in-stone release date for this revision just yet, but Foursquare says that INQ users can hope to see it in a few more months; hopefully we’ll see something materialize by the end of summer.

Source: INQ, Foursquare

Via: PC Magazine

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