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Facebook Adds Cover Feed to Standard App, FB Home No Longer That Special


Remember the HTC First? Just four months ago, HTC and Facebook got together to launch a unique phone powered by stock Android that looked like it had a lot of promise at the time. Fast forward to today and the First has been discontinued and now Facebook Home, the First’s big selling point, is losing exclusive features as well. 

Unless Google Play’s staged rollouts haven’t gotten to you, Facebook for Android received an update today that adds Home’s Cover Feed to the standard app. This allows you to turn your lockscreen into a slideshow of what your friends and family on Facebook are up to, which either sounds awesome or the worst thing in the world. Unfortunately for some, this feature is only supported on a list of devices right now:

  • Galaxy S3
  • Galaxy S4
  • Galaxy Note 2
  • HTC One
  • HTC One X/+
  • Nexus 4

If you are itching to get this new Facebook feature onto your phone, hit the link below to see if the staged rollout has come to you.

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  • white.noise

    Can someone upload the APK? I really want this update but I still havent recieved it!

  • MagicMike Kelley

    I just got a fb update. Why would I eff my lock screen up with fb crap?

  • enob

    Just what I need. A random assortment of girls on my lock screen so I can’t even look at my phone around my girlfriend.

  • Just tried it for about 10 seconds. It’s really, really attractive and cool. And that’s it. It’s still not as functional as the stock lock screen with DashClock and widgets and so-on, plus I’m already disappointed by how much of my life revolves around Facebook. I don’t need to make it worse. But yes, for anyone who barely uses their own lock screen’s functions and is more willing to center themselves in The Social Network, it’s really slick.

    • white.noise

      could you throw the apk up here for us who haven’t gotten the update yet?

  • Mvrcel Lgt

    I like this phone, I dislike facebook home. Device wasn’t released international, so facebook home is what was left…total dislike =/


    Fb Home never was special to begin with…..

    • Blue Sun

      Nor was the Moto X!

  • Jensen Senat

    I can dig it, Looks nice on my massive s4 screen 😉

  • andrew

    i got it…don’t see a way to enable it though…

    • Jensen Senat

      go to setting, scroll all the way down, you’ll see the lock screen option

  • brkshr

    FB Home never was special

    • michael arazan

      FB home was “special”, special enough for the short bus

  • samari711

    What does this have to do with the Moto X?

  • gambit07

    … did it look like it had a lot of promise though?

  • Tony Byatt

    DL has been posting a ton of crap today…Save us Nexus…

    • Rude.

      • Tony Byatt

        Not DL’s fault…The news has just been very disappointing today…

        • Well the way you made it sound was that it was our fault for posting “crap” 🙁

          • Tony Byatt

            You post the news, the news isn’t always great…

  • EC8CH

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  • TylerChappell

    Who cares! And who cares about the Moto X!?
    I am rocking a 2012 Nexus 7 with Android 4.3 and a 2013 Nexus 7. Plus I’ve got my trusty 1080p Droid DNA! All is well in Android Land for me! ,,|,, to all the carriers! I am living it up in some HD Android 1080p+ Jelly Bean goodness!
    And best of all, I just aced all of my summer classes and am going to wreak havoc with some Liquid Ass in overcrowded bars tonight! I am on top of the world! 😀

    • PuttsMoBilesiCit

      Sounds about right. But minus the DNA and 2012 Nexus and replace with Moto RAZR HD MAXXX and the 2013 Nexus 7

      • brkshr

        Nexus 4 & Nexus 7 2013 form the Nexus Duo

        • capecodcarl

          Nexus 4 is old and busted. Motorola X is the new hotness.

          • Alan Fortte

            The customization exclusivity is cold.

    • Reginald Spence II

      I upvoted you just for the Liquid Ass part! I was going to buy some once and never did! You just reminded me! 😀


      Who cares!

  • Radgatt

    Still bummed about the Moto X news to even care…