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Facebook Home now available for five Android devices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Apr 2013 23:48 User comments (1)

Facebook Home now available for five Android devices Facebook has announced today that the Facebook Home user interface is available on five Android devices.
Besides the HTC First, which features the software, the UI is available for the HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III, and Samsung Galaxy Note II. HTC One and Galaxy S4 owners will have the ability to install the UI after the phones launch later this month.

Facebook's launcher is only available to U.S. users, however, for the time being.

As explained by the social networking giant, Facebook Home "brings your News Feed to the surface, for access to important social updates without opening up additional applications."

Additionally, Facebook Home includes; Cover Feed, a constant, fresh stream of photos and updates directly from your news feed and is always present as soon as you wake up your phone; Notifications that appear right on your home screen; Chat Heads, the mobile messenger that lets you jump in and out of conversations while you multitask; App Launcher, which lets you view your favorite apps and post right to Facebook from the same spot.

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115.4.2013 8:03

Any Android app should be available to the entire ecosystem, provided a certain API level.

It makes sense to say that this WIDGET (which, in short, is all that it is), or any other app, will be available to 4.0+ devices, for instance. Claiming it will be only available in a few determined smartphones denotes only bad coding practices, incompatibilities not foreseen, tested or worked around, and so on. Which is, indeed, what facebook coders have been doing since the launch of their platform. I, for one, won't miss this crap. I wouldn't enable it even if I could.

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

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