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Facebook Home continues to play catch up, now includes folders

Facebook Home was a total bomb when it was released, but the dev team has been working to make it better. In the latest update, Facebook Home adds folders.
July 9, 2013
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Facebook Home’s release will forever be known as one of the worst ones ever. To date, it carries a 2.9 rating in the Google Play Store despite having millions of downloads. It’s also been responsible for the swift death of the HTCFirst. However, it isn’t for a lack of trying. With this latest update, Facebook Home now includes folder support.

We know what you’re thinking. Why is Facebook Home just now including features that have been available for years on Android? Unfortunately, we don’t have an answer for that, but at least that’s one problem that Facebook Home can check off their long, long list of things that are still wrong with Facebook Home. As per the norm, you create a folder by dragging an app on top of another app. This creates the folder where you can drag and drop more apps.

This comes on the coattails of a slew of other improvements. Recent updates have also included bug fixes, performance enhancement, battery savings, and even a much needed dock. So many might look at this and see a lackluster update that simply brings Facebook Home current with every other Android launcher. However, the truth of the matter is that when you add this update to everything else, Facebook Home has actually been improved quite a bit.

Will Facebook Home ever be worth using?

One never knows, does one? However, CNet writer Jennifer Van Grove reported this week that Facebook may be making more drastic improvements in the near future. According to a spokesperson who talked to CNet, Facebook Home will soon include widgets and working out more kinks. They believe that’ll put them on par with at least most Android launchers.

It’s impressive that Facebook is still making effort despite the equally impressive number of people who keep saying that Facebook should just scrap it. With the improvements that are publicly known, it’s not crazy to think that Facebook Home may be usable in the future. Of course, we’d like to hear from you. Are Facebook Home folders and the promise to add widgets and bug fixes improving your opinion of Facebook Home or will they have to do a lot more to make it a competent launcher?