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Facebook Home Updated With Dock Feature, Assuming You Can Install It

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Today, Facebook is pushing out an update to Facebook Home, bringing a brand new dock feature, which will allow people to easily select which apps they would like to access more quickly from the homescreen. That’s all fine and dandy, but when we went to try out the lastest update, we found pretty much all previously supported devices, including the previously supported HTC One and Galaxy S4, are no longer compatible. What’s up with that? 

This could be just a small bug that will go away and compatibility will be restored, but until then, pretty much anyone wanting try out the update will be out of luck unless you are running a Galaxy S3. Another scenario is that since this update takes place through the Facebook app and staged rollouts are seemingly all the rage with developers, compatibility is not there since the official update has not yet completed roll out on all devices.

In addition to the added dock, which we can’t test out, users can decide privacy settings for new posts, add multiple photos to a single message and there are added stability fixes. If you want to try and go check it out, hit up the Play links below.

Play Links: Facebook | Facebook Home

  • paul_cus

    My sister will be happy with the update, she has the HTC First. Funny thing is, after Facebook Home is turned off, it’s actually a nice little stock Android phone.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Did she get it for .99 or did age oat $100? Is it any good without the launcher?

    • flosserelli

      Yes, it has good specs for a mid range phone. Too bad it will probably never see any future updates.

  • flosserelli

    “Facebook Home Updated With Dock Feature, Assuming You Can Want To Install It”

    Fixed it for you.

  • chris420o

    go facebook!

  • Matthew Divack

    Somewhat related … Facebook Messenger got an update a few weeks back enabling SMS/MMS integration (I hope hangouts follows up shortly), allowing chatheads for all (if not most) of your messaging needs, not the biggest fan of facebook but it is a nice feature set

    • Inquizitor

      More like a few months back. This was done way before the chatheads announcement, let alone release. It won’t be extended to hangouts because Google Hangouts is a closed protocol, just like Facebook messenger. If you want similar functionality use Paranoid Android.

  • schoat333

    They can’t even get their regular app to work right. I can’t tell you how many times I get the “no connection detected tap to retry” message when I have 3 bars of LTE.

  • Raven65

    Until they back off of all the ridiculous permissions they tried to add to the app in the last big update for this app, I will not be updating it. There is NO WAY I’m giving Facebook access to my other accounts(!), phone calls (phone state and identity), or access to the system to reorder or retrieve other running applications. I don’t know what kind of drugs they’re doing over there, but they must be good. Suck it, Facebook.

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

      I’m still in awe that someone actually took the time to read the permissions! I thought everyone just hit accept and went about their day!

      • Raven65

        I think that’s what Facebook is counting on …and I’m sure that’s what most people do. I do not.

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

          Most people never even think to look at them because if an app like say Facebook Home is being not just placed on the play store but its being featured through large banners and or noteworthy app selections, you can almost guarantee that its gonna be legit. Not to mention if there was something fishy going on with Facebook and their apps I am almost 100% sure news outlets across the inter-webs would be reporting all about it and if it was really serious, agencies would be investigating! Now im not trying to say every app is like this but with the majority of apps on the Play Store, reading over the permissions with a fine tooth comb is not necessary.

  • punkroyale

    Still a flop…

  • cjohn4043

    such a mess…at least add more support for other devices if you want your product to succeed!

  • Fatal187

    so What