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Facebook Home and Updated Messenger Hit Android

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Apr 12, 2013, 1:53 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Facebook today made Facebook Home, its new launcher and user interface overlay, available to select Android smartphones. Facebook Home replaces the stock launcher on the device with one that presents Facebook content, such as the news feed, on the home screen. Facebook Home is preinstalled on the HTC First, which also happens to go on sale today from AT&T for $99, but it can also be installed on the HTC One X, One X+, One, and Samsung Galaxy S 3 and Note II. Separately, Facebook also updated the Facebook Messenger application for Android devices. The revised Messenger app carries over one of the main features of Facebook Home, called Chat Heads (pictured). With Chat Heads active, Android device owners can keep conversations with friends always at hand by placing a little icon with the friend's head in it on the home screen. Both Facebook Home and Facebook Messenger are free to download from the Google Play Store.

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Apr 14, 2013, 12:10 PM

Cannot be installed on HTC One yet

Why is everyone saying this can be installed on the HTC One. You can download it now but it doesn't work. Just redirects you to the Facebook App. Eh?

Apr 12, 2013, 2:28 PM


I tried Facebook home to put simply it sucks, messenger on the other hand I have set to as my main sms app and it's nice because the chat head feature still works with normal text messages.
What don't you like about it ? Do you think you could maybe do a small review on the facebook home?
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