OMG!!!! A FACEBOOK PHONE!!!!
Uhmmm … Imma needs you to hold on just a second, m’kay?
Mark Zuckerberg & Co. recently announced Facebook Home. What’s Facebook Home, you ask? Well, for those of you running Android it’s a replacement for your home screen and launcher. Facebook Home launched on April 12. In order to use it you need to have a more recent Android phone, like the Galaxy S3 or the HTC One X. So when you turn on your phone, instead of getting whatever you get currently, you’ll see something like this:
It’ll be your own profile pic in the little circle, not Marks Z’s. On the screen, what you’ll see will be a stream of pictures and updates from friends on your timeline. Home will also integrate your Facebook Messenger with your phones Instant Messenger so that you’ll see everything in the same place. And yes, you’ll still be able to access all of the applications that are currently on your phone. Basically, Facebook Home makes it easier for you to interact with your friends on Facebook without having to dip in and out of the Facebook app so often. The application will still be there for you to use, though. So if Facebook and text messaging is what you do 90% of the time on your phone, you’ll likely want this. They promise to continuously update Home, so you’ll have better integration with your phone’s functions and other social applications as time progresses. It will become available to other phones (and tablets) later in the year. Sorry Apple users … right now there is no news on it coming to iOS.
And yes, you can turn it off if you don’t like it or it starts to annoy you.
And ok, yeah, there was a phone announced, but it isn’t a “Facebook Phone”, per se. It’s an HTC phone with Facebook Home already preloaded. It is now available on AT&T for $99, and it comes in different colors. Click this link for more info.
Are you planning to install or have you installed Facebook Home? What do you think?