Facebook fans in Canada 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 big hitters this week on Android Authority on Air was all things Facebook Phone. We covered the new HTC First, a mid-low range phone shipping with Facebook’s launcher built in and Facebook Home. The HTC First isn’t a bad device for the price and if you’re a Facebook fan you’ll probably love it. The same goes for the standalone launcher, Facebook Home. If you’re heavily addicted to Facebook, it’s not the worst choice in the world until you consider the advertisements and the privacy issues. Tune in to find out what we really think.
For the Facebook users out there, the question becomes whether or not you want to drown in a sea of it when looking at your device, or if you want to simply visit.
The HTC First launches April 12 running Facebook Home, and according to HTC and Facebook, the phone runs a slightly modified, “unforked” version of Android.
Is Facebook Home a danger for Google services available on Android devices, the kind of services that are essential to Google’s mobile money-making avenues?
The HTC First will be launching in the United Kingdom exclusively on the nation’s first 4G LTE carrier, EE, sometime during the summer.
Facebook says that Home will benefit app developers as well, by allowing them to further promote their content and better engage with their customers.
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.