Facebook Home release date set for April 12, will run on Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2, HTC One and One X/X+

by: Chris SmithApril 4, 2013

Facebook Home Android Screenshots 1 (8)

Facebook unveiled its new Android experience earlier today, Facebook Home, which is a new people-based Facebook apps-rich user interface that will run on top of Android OS, virtually changing your mobile experience.

While not all Android users out there will be interested in it, there are plenty of people that use their smartphones to log into Facebook apps on a daily basis. In fact, Facebook mobile apps are among the most used apps out there.

Unfortunately, not all Android devices will be able to run Home as soon as the app launches. Initially only a bunch of Samsung and HTC devices will be supported by Facebook Home including the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, HTC One and HTC One X/X+. Additionally, Home will also be pre-loaded on the HTC First, which will be available in AT&T stores once Home launches.

From the looks of it, Home will launch on Jelly Bean handsets, although requirements for Facebook’s new software aren’t available at this time. We wouldn’t be surprised to see Home run on older Android hardware, since Facebook is trying to reach as many Facebook users that own Android devices as possible with this new user interface / app.

Support for more Android smartphones is expected to be available later down the road, especially since the company said on stage that Home will be updated on a monthly basis. Moreover, Facebook said on stage that a variety of OEMs and carriers including HTC, Samsung, Sony, ZTE, Lenovo, Alcatel, Huawei, Qualcomm, EE and Orange will ship Facebook Home handsets in the future.

Facebook Home Android Screenshots 1 (9)

When will Facebook Home be available? The company announced that Home will launch on April 12, at which point you’ll be able to install it on supported devices – in case they happen to be available in stores that is, as the Galaxy S4 and HTC One will be launching after Home hits the Play Store. Initially, Home will only be available for smartphones users, with Android tablets getting it in the coming months.

Are you looking forward to get Home?

  • More battery sapping, CPU hogging, personal data leeching junk from Facebook, no thanks

  • TechGuy

    Seems to me that Facebook and HTC are getting desperate.

  • oon is soon and very soon is very soon I hope…… :)))

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  • I definitely Agree! I HATE waiting on these firmwares. That’s the one thing I did like about my iphone, updates were constant and they didn’t happen once a year after hearing “coming soon” “later in the year” etc, 10 times


  • uu

    out of topic..

    looking at d image, gs4 looks so pretty in front panel..prettiest among them :) i dont know why people cant see it or im just blind? haha

  • From marketing stand point, it will be easier to sell handsets that has Facebook integrated on the phone to the mass. Would be interesting to see how this plays out.

  • nishantsirohi123

    Y U No run on S2

  • XDA will hack this in a couple weeks for all devices I’m sure.

  • chiekoloco

    as today technology has fast evolving its just like having mini pcon the go!!

  • I want to get home on my old Evo 4G. It will be like a live, constantly changing digital picture frame. Ill still use my iPhone 5 for everything else.