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Submitted by Vyralize 823d ago | news

Facebook Home officially announced; shifting focus from Apps to User Experience

Vyralize: After years of rumors, Facebook has announced Facebook Home for Android. They have redesigned the interface to focus less on apps themselves and more on the user experience. (Facebook, Facebook Home, Phones)

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Settler  +   823d ago
why don't you wait 10-15 to cover the whole story instead of 3-4 lines
SquishyGorilla  +   823d ago
Because, unfortunately, Newsboilers are always about the first post, regardless of quality. One of the downsides to Techspy
Vyralize  +   823d ago
I am so sorry my friend. It's been updated.

I don't think I will be installing this. Who says I want to use just Facebook and Instagram alone?
newsguy  +   823d ago
I don't want this update
fatstarr  +   823d ago
man f*ck them they can really go f off them selves.

fb was pro apple for the last 4 years and now out of the blue they see that android is what users use? I rather them just fix the shitty app. I mean you have 1000's of programmers how hard is it to make an app less buggy.

I do it, people in universities do it. teams of 4 do it. like shame on em.

this is a joke tho. everyone is putting all their eggs in this social networking stuff. its past the saturation point.

who wants facebook to be the overlord of their phone so they can data mine even more.
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SJIND  +   823d ago
Is that it? Facebook Phone is nothing but a free app??
Plagasx  +   823d ago
Cool, something else to keep humanity further away from reality.
BDG  +   823d ago
Ha ha, here come the apple fanboy backlash!!
This is never gonna happen on iPhone due to level of control they keep on the user experience and interface so can apple fanboys bear that in mind when they gave a go at Facebook for not doing this on iPhone. That way they can blame those actually responsible, apple.
And yes I openly admit to being a droid boy or whatever u call us but it doesn't make my comments any less true.
The_Infected  +   822d ago
That's all you have to do is bash Apple? It's getting old and who the hell wants this stupid Facebook Home crap anyways? I thank Apple for not letting it happen! It's taking over everything including your whole damn phone now. I hate it and its stupid. Social networking is ok to an extent but Facebook way overdoes it. Soon you will have to look up the definition of "REALITY" to know what it was before the Facebook obsession.
Speed-Racer  +   822d ago
Well you can't exactly thank or not thank Apple. Android has become popular because of it's open source nature for customization. It's an either/or situation, and it depends on what you like. Google stepping in and telling Facebook not to creating a custom GUI would defeat the whole point of having an open operating system, no matter how sleazy it may be. What they can do however is put a leash on what kind of information is sent out at the Play Store level. If they're not satisfied with the privacy being offered by Facebook, they could ban the app from the Play Store. I'm not in support of Facebook's idea of overtaking your phone, but I guess there needs to more awareness to encourage users to think twice before blindly installing something like this.
BDG  +   822d ago
facebook whether you like it or not is one of the primary ways people with actual real social lives stay in touch now so I quite welcome anything that makes organising my social life easier! Whether facebook home achieves this or not is still to be seen! might be good, might be a waste of time!
That you are so quick to call it crap basically says everything!
And this little gem of a phase " I thank Apple for not letting it happen" just made me laugh so hard I nearly had to call 999 (on an android phone naturally lol)
Its ok, you keep letting Apple do all the thinking for you so that you don't hurt your brain to much lol
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badkolo  +   822d ago
they should of made this a live widget insead of forcing a always on facebook app. widgets are the way to go, you get more features of the app in use without taking over your whole phone
kevnb  +   822d ago
nobody is going to buy this garbage, what is htc thinking? Its the same sort of crap with the htc one, people are going to hate this garbage and not realize how to turn it off.
If they wanted a facebook phone it should have come out like 3 years ago.
Speed-Racer  +   822d ago
More ways to get my info? No thanks, Facebook.

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