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Facebook Home Now Available on Android for Select Devices

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After updating the standard Facebook and Messenger apps this morning to prepare for the arrival of Facebook Home, Facebook has released the final piece to the puzzle. That’s right, Facebook Home is now available for select devices. If you own a Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, HTC One, One X, or One X+, feel free to grab the app from Google Play for free. 

For those not familiar, Facebook Home is similar in a way to apps like Nova Launcher because it’s nothing more than a 3rd party launcher that can replace your current home experience. But it differs drastically when it comes to features and user experience in that Facebook is pushed to the front of your phone. Your app drawer is accessed differently, there are no widgets, your timeline is streamed as pages on your home screens, and navigation is something that may take some getting used to.

Additional support for devices not mentioned above is on the way, but no specific timeframe has been given.

*Note – At this time, it’s semi-live. We are only able to see it on our Nexus 4s. I can’t get it to show up on my HTC One or Galaxy S3, two devices that are supposed to be compatible. Give it a few minutes.

Update:  It appears to be live for my Galaxy S3 and HTC One, as long as I click on the direct link. Searching, I still come up empty.

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  • yo

    I have S3 mini and isn’t compatible?? and a S1 Vibrant is compatible!!!! please I need and explication =S

  • Marta

    I can’t download in play google for HTC One X, say don’t supported!!!

  • I have downloaded my phone and I have installed. I see it as a good software. I would love to use them.

  • Epic fail you can’t make a phone call on a phone without going through several steps. This thing is a dog of an app. Facebook is paying reviewers because this sucks. I use facebook every day don’t hate them at all but I hate this app they released this on a Friday so the stock market would not react to all the hate this is going to get as it is junk.

  • flosserelli

    I predict facebook home will be a hit for people that:
    1. Can’t go 10 minutes without checking facebook
    2. Are too lazy or afraid to install a more customizable launcher like Apex or Nova
    3. Never change anything on their phone (shortcuts, widgets) after taking it out the box

    The rest of us will uninstall it within 5 minutes… or avoid it altogether like the plague.

  • Galaxy S2 rooted with AOKP Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and FB Home is not compatible. Any work around.

  • Harsh Karn

    Installed on my kindle fire. It looks better on larger screen. Surprisingly on Google Play kindle Fire shows as supported even with no build.prop change. After install though I need to change build.prop to enable.

  • soccerburn55

    On the play store it says its compatible with the OG Droid.

  • John Furster III

    Works fine on my Verizon Gnex. Chat Head is the only thing worthy out of it which you can just update your FB Messager app.

  • evltwn

    Just tried side loading the apk that Android Police posted. Won’t work on my Droid RAZR MAXX HD, BUT the new floating head feature in the messaging app works just fine.

  • jcorf

    Why no Galaxy Nexus compatibility? I mean, I don’t plan on using it, but I do want to try it out.

  • I like this as a Facebook app extension. Its kind of interesting but way to limited as a home screen. People who like simplicity and Facebook will love it. I do like the design though.

  • dannyWHITE

    Does this not work on a rooted Nexus 4?

  • JT

    chat heads also works as your normal sms/mms app as well. go into settings and enable it. works good so far for me. pretty cool

  • Zac St. Louis

    Compatible with my TF101 but not my GNex? That’s odd

  • If you want chat heads just get the messanger chat heads come with that so you don’t have to get facebook home for the best feat

  • Twofourturbo

    Since this is all nostalgic with Facebook trying to come back.. Can I sign in with my MySpace account?

  • Marc Cohen
  • This Facebook home is bombing. Just read the reviews in the play store. 80% are 1 star ratings

  • I wouldn’t mind this if it was just the lock screen… But I don’t like the lack of everything else once I want to do something on my phone. Nice live wallpaper though

    I do like the chatheads, that will be staying.

  • This Facebook home is bombing. Just read the reviews in the play store. 80% are 1 star ratings