Facebook Home was announced today and will launch April 12 on the HTC First with support for other phones. Tablet support is coming “within several months”.
Video promos for the HTC First and demo videos for Facebook Home, Chat Heads, Cover Feed and Home Notifications are now available.
Right on schedule, Facebook has now announced its “Home on Android” launcher, bringing with it several features that help further integrate the Facebook experience into your mobile life. One of these features is the messaging program, Chat Heads.
Watch the livestream of the Facebook Android event here and stay tuned for more coverage. Facebook Home and other surprise announcements are possible.
Screenshots of the user interface of Facebook Home appeared online. The launcher is expected to debut on the HTC First, previously known as the Myst, at Facebook’s Android event tomorrow.
A purported image of the upcoming HTC Facebook phone – dubbed as “HTC first” – has hit the web a couple of days before the special Facebook Android event.
This week on Android Authority On Air, we discussed a new Nexus 4, Facebook Phone rumors, a handful of app updates, carrier news, and what we did to the HTC One.
The analysis of an allegedly leaked ROM of the upcoming “Facebook phone” shows that the social networking giant will release a launcher, rather than a modified version of Android.
Facebook Home is said to be the name of the Android OS version Facebook will use for its Facebook phone.
Facebook wants to replace the conventional Android homescreen with its own application. HTC will deliver the first phone with the new app, but other manufacturers are in the pipeline.