Facebook is on a mission to improve its Android app, going so far as to order employees to leave their iPhones at home and use the rival platform to get more familiar with it.
Business Insider reports Facebook is taking this approach, citing as sources ex-Facebook employees and people familiar with the goings-on inside the Menlo Park company.
Facebook confirmed the report to the Los Angeles Times on Friday, saying in an email that an important part of the company's products and features testing process involves Facebook employees putting unreleased products and features through "their paces before they launch."
"In order to test our mobile products employees need access to specific devices to test on different platforms (iOS, Android)," a spokesman for Facebook said. "This is obviously different from testing on the Web (where it doesn't matter what kind computer you have)."