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Facebook Home Launches April 12 for the HTC One, One X, Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, and Note 2

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Facebook Home is official and launching April to the Google Play store. Device compatibility is limited for now, as Facebook has worked to make the experience as polished as can be. The first run of devices includes the HTC One and One X. From Samsung we’ll see compatibility for the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note 2. Other devices will come down the road.

Tablet support is also coming, but not for a few of months. 

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  • Batman

    Bad move for HTC to factory load “crapbook” Home on some phones! I wouldn’t buy one!

  • http://twitter.com/ilovelivecraft Nathan Bryant

    if they can just take the chat bubble messaging feature out i would love that by itself

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  • mroliverkc

    just curious why when they talk about the one x as a flagship for htc, why the never mention the evo 4g lte or the one s. don’t they have the same guts?

  • Kurtis Tamez

    I DO have a Facebook account

    I DON’T have a Facebook app.

    Names because I narrowed down my serious battery drain to that damn app (that i almost never use anyways).

    • shaun

      I’ll never understand how the FB drains the battery so badly! Thank god the mobile version is very good these days.

  • Jimneezy

    You know whats awesome about this? Someone is going to make a copy of this app as a home launcher and have it work with Google+

  • duke69111

    Are they going to charge for the launcher replacement?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667432104 Albert Kilger

    I don’t know why so many people are complaining about this launcher. I think its really polished and it definitely will catch on with people when looking to buy a phone. At the end of the day I’m just happy that I can say this another option that people can use on Android that no IOS device will ever see the likes of. This just makes android look better and more robust.

  • Smart one

    Lolol I LOVE seeing the gnex retards complaining about no support. Awwww poor babies getting a phone because you will cry if you don’t have updates first.

  • dsignori

    You guys understand that Google is gonna hate this right? Asking why Google didn’t “demand” it on the Nexus 4, are you kidding me? It is a launcher totally removing anything Google+, the search is probably Bing. Facebook will get ad revenue from ads on their launcher.

    Why in hell would Google ever desire this? Answer, they won’t. Nor should most sane people IMO, unless you are a Facebook fanatic. There are many of those, who will like it. But for experienced Android users, I mean, does anyone really need THIS much Facebook on their phone? Open the app look at your feed, do stuff. This is WAY overkill IMO …

  • Bigsike

    Thank God my Gnex is not on this list! jackpot!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pratik-Holla/1041154510 Pratik Holla

    I dont understand Facebook’s thinking here. Why would anyone buy a facebook phone hardware if the launcher can be downloaded off the playstore? HTC First isnt exactly top of the lines in specs. Heck it doesnt even compare to the S3 which came out last year. If people wanted this “facebook phone” experience, just by a GS3, HTC one etc etc and slap on the launcher.

    I wont be one of them.

    • Michael Adcock

      From what I understand, the Play Store version will not have email notifications calendar, blah blah blah. Only the “Facebook phone” will have everything integrated into the notification system.

    • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

      Because lots of people don’t buy phones because of specs, but rather because of cool buttons and features.

  • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

    KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!

  • EvanTheGamer

    Where the hell is the Galaxy Nexus support damnit? What gives?! I want my time back.

    Or I’ll just download the APK and side-load it.

  • dylan84

    I will never install this on my One X. NEVER NEVER NEVER

  • WAldenIV

    Just like all of the recent FB feature announcements it’s not really available yet and won’t be for a while with regards to most people. I hope their stock takes a nose dive and never recovers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=75200646 Stephen Cox

    It will be out for the Note 2 at launch?

    Crap, I better switch back to the Droid 4 before they push that crap onto my phone…

  • Michael Nichols

    How did android allow this without Nexus 4 support?

    • Psest328

      open source. They didn’t have to allow anything. They didn’t even have to be made aware that development was underway

  • zombiewolf115

    device compatibility is limited. hopefully is stays limited

  • jak_341

    Because so many people are against this, I feel a burning urge to rebel and run this as a daily driver. Lol!

  • Droid Ronin

    I expect that it’ll be a matter of time before the APK gets leaked out for everyone to sideload.

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  • Kyle Cordiano

    Nexus 4 is left out? That makes sense considering this is the official Google phone currently. Idiots. That decision must have been made by the moron who constantly destroys the Android Facebook app.

  • RichFromBX

    as if people don’t volunteer enough personal information to Facebook they’re just going to freely be giving up some more…

    • http://twitter.com/savagejeep SavageJeep

      We give just as freely to Google.

  • Daniel

    Pfft, I’ll stick with the awesome re-written ADW EX that I’ve had no complaints about lately…do you really need more Facebook in your life?

  • http://www.facebook.com/sternigt Timothy Sternig

    LOL @ people complaining that it won’t be available for their phones. I could care less if it’s available for mine.

    • http://twitter.com/Rkahla Rob Kahla

      enough to read the story, and comment I guess……oh wells

      • http://www.facebook.com/sternigt Timothy Sternig

        I read almost every article on here and sometimes I comment on them.

        I just commented on the Note 8 article saying that I wouldn’t buy a Note 8 for $399 too, but that must mean I secretly would buy it because I posted there according to your brilliant logic.

        I hope you’re not a detective IRL…

  • Kerry Fath

    This is one update Verizon can take their sweet time with… ; )

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    • michael arazan

      Glad it won’t be available for my Nexus hopefully

  • TitanStorm

    LOL, yes…..looks like us DNA owners are getting shoved aside already?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

      For once I am happy to be shoved aside

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brad-Ross/1076175661 Brad Ross

    Come On…. Where’s the Galaxy NEXUS love at???

    • Austin Warren

      So, you actually want this?

    • Tyler Casilio

      Don’t do it Brad, don’t walk that path! Nooooooo

    • EvanTheGamer

      I concur. I don’t care what anyone says. I am actually intrigued by Facebook Home and want to mess around with it.

      However, I really do not give a rats ass in hell about the so-called “Facebook Phone” though.

      • Tyler

        So much hate for people that see this as interesting. I too want to try it, it’s one of the things i love about android. I can install something that completely messes with the way my phone works try it for a week if i don’t like it just uninstall. It looks interesting and customizable.

        • EvanTheGamer

          Yeah, exactly. That’s why iOS will NEVER be at the same level as Android. All iPhone users can beg to differ, but I speak the truth. Why do you think Facebook went with Android instead of iOS? Because you can’t customize iPhones the same way you can with Android. The Android OS is open source, iOS is not. It’s pretty simple, really.

    • umataro42

      Isn’t not making it available a better show of love for the GNex?

      • Mack

        Yes.

  • Derek Lockovich

    Makes me want to trade my phone immediately for one that is Facebook Home supported! /s

    • dylan84

      Said nobody ever

    • TSY87

      let alone getting the “first” i seriously wonder who will buy that phone.

      • Derek Lockovich

        It does have a pretty solid aesthetic to it. I can definitely see it as a phone for high schoolers or those in college. It definitely is more marketable to them because they can be cool and hip with Facebook and Instagram at the center of their lives.

        • Cameron Bentley

          I fit in this age group, and “cool and hip” to me means stock 4.2.2. Need Instagram? I’ll download it. Need Facebook? I’ll download it.
          My attitude towards carrier & manufacturer skins/custom skins has always been the same: If your device skin is the “next big thing”, then why isn’t Android like that skin stock? Answer: Stock JB is always the best.

  • TheWenger

    Did they devs develop specifically for those devices first and not Nexus devices? Hell, it’s no wonder the current FB app is awful.

    • Tony Allen

      You have to figure.. they were probably shooting for the devices that are in more people’s hands. Nexus devices are awesome, but they don’t have the reach that Samsung’s Galaxy S line does.

      Facebook for Android does need a complete re-write though, it sucks a big floppy donkey c**k

      • http://www.facebook.com/sternigt Timothy Sternig

        With a side of hippopotamus cawk.

      • TheWenger

        True, but if you develop an app that works on a Nexus device, there’s a very very good chance it’ll work on most other devices unless you rely extensively on camera hardware or something proprietary.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pratik-Holla/1041154510 Pratik Holla

        Really wished they rewrote the app. Design looks so gingerbreadish. Google + app puts it to shame.

  • http://twitter.com/itsyourboyerik Erik Julius

    oh, don’t you worry. devs WILL port it to the GNEX.

    • saimin

      You’re assuming that 3rd party devs actually care about Facebook