Facebook Home hits 500,000 downloads on the Play Store

April 22, 2013
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A week after launch, Facebook Home has hit 500,000 downloads on the Google Play Store. The app has hardly hit any new heights, with the Facebook app garnering over 100 million downloads. Facebook’s other application on Android, Instagram, also has over 100 million installations and gained a million downloads in 24 hours, when it was brought to Android last year.

For those who don’t know, Facebook Home is a replacement launcher for your home screen which puts your News Feed front and centre, allowing you to absorb “a constant stream of friends’ posts and photos”, as Facebook puts it. To read the full Android Authority review, click here.

Facebook Home has been received skeptically by both reporters and users, and at the time of publishing, it has received 5,728 one star reviews. That is a little over half of the 11,123 reviews and it has a current average rating of just 2.2.

Facebook Home may not have reached the heights Zuckerberg and Co. may have hoped for, but it’s worth noting that there are a limited number of compatible phones. There’s also the little problem of active users, with all the one star ratings we begin to question how many people are still actually using the application.

Is Facebook Home a failure? Have you downloaded the app yet? Would you try it out, if it were compatible with your phone? Let us know in the comments.

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