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HTC First runs stock Android if you disable Facebook Home

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Apr 2013 21:38 User comments (10)

HTC First runs stock Android if you disable Facebook Home HTC has confirmed that their new Facebook Phone, the "First," will actually run stock Android underneath the Facebook Home user interface.
Perhaps more notably, Facebook Home can be disabled with a few clicks, leaving you with a stock Android phone if you ever get sick of Facebook experience.

HTC has not built a device without HTC Sense (or other overlays) since 2010's G2.

The company says the device has a 4.3-inch display, a Qualcomm 400 Snapdragon dual-core processor, 16GB internal storage and 1GB RAM. The phone has a larger 2000 mAh battery and dual 1.5MP/5MP cameras. As explained by Facebook at the launch event on Thursday, Facebook Home "brings your News Feed to the surface, for access to important social updates without opening up additional applications."

More information here: Facebook and HTC unveil "Facebook Home" for the HTC First

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10 user comments

16.4.2013 21:53

Might not be so terrible then if the phone is cheap...


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27.4.2013 14:58

Call it: HTC "First", 'cos is the first one to go backwards on specs?


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37.4.2013 16:51

Originally posted by Mrguss:
Call it: HTC "First", 'cos is the first one to go backwards on specs?
I guess every phone under $600 is backwards.
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48.4.2013 10:15

Please will someone throw a spit ball at Zuckerberg....BLOATWARE!!!!

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58.4.2013 10:27

Bloatware, surely, but the ability to turn it off, as noted above, makes this the least expensive new phone I can think of with a "vanilla" Android interface, as noted above, which definitely has its charms.

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68.4.2013 10:38

Wow...if Facebook phones are really Nexus phones with an overlay that is easily turned off, then I hope to see more Facebook phones.

79.4.2013 14:14

This will never make it. Facebook is dying and it just doesn't know it yet.

If a Windows phones can't compete with the likes of IPhone and Galaxy line then a FB phone certainly won't.

FB IS LAME!!

FB JUNKIES ARE WORSE!

89.4.2013 16:14

Again, you're missing the point here, hearme0. I agree; FB is incredibly annoying, but you can TURN IT OFF. Once you do that, this is really an inexpensive Nexus phone, which has no direct equal in the current market.

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910.4.2013 2:14

Originally posted by markitome:
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You think you're going to get advertising customers by spamming tech blogs..? You apparently don't realize how bad you're making yourself look.
Fail.
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1010.4.2013 11:58

spammer spammed for bad spelling.

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