Facebook Home to launch in Canada a few weeks after U.S. release

April 7, 2013
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While some of us here at Android Authority see Facebook Home as a nuisance, fans of the most popular social network are curious to know when this custom launcher for Android will arrive on their devices. Eager Canadian users, for instance, will be happy to know that they can look forward to grabbing Home from the Play Store some weeks after the U.S. release.

The delay is likely due to the short exclusivity period that AT&T has earned, given its partnership with Facebook in releasing HTC First – the first smartphone to natively feature the new UI/launcher. But after interviewing Ami Vora, a Facebook product manager, MobileSyrup has found out that the rollout expansion will be swift and that the wait for a Canadian launch “won’t be too long — we’re talking days or weeks, certainly not months.”

Home is slated for an April 12 release in the U.S. Only the latest and upcoming high-end devices from Samsung and HTC are currently able to use Home when it arrives, but Facebook has pledged future support for more smartphones. Android tablets, in the meantime, are expected to receive support within several months.

Check out last week’s Friday Debate and find out what my fellow AA writers think about Facebook Home.

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