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Facebook Home

A Facebook "social overlay" for an Android smartphone. Introduced in 2013, Home was preloaded on selected phones and available for others in the Google Play store. Facebook Home puts Facebook front and center as the user interface. The home screen ("Cover Feed") shows posts from the user's News Feed. In 2013, Home became available for certain HTC and Samsung phones, and the HTC First from AT&T was the first phone preloaded with Home.

After one month on the market, Home did not garner accolades, except from the Facebook faithful. AT&T lowered the price of the HTC First from $99 to 99 cents, and Google Play Store reviews were not impressive. A subsequent update made Home less unique. See Facebook.
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The most significant development is Facebook Home, software that can be downloaded on to certain Android phones to feed news and photos from friends - and advertising - directly to the owner's locked home screen.
Nobody wants it." The Facebook Home is supposed to create a phone that's about people, not apps, playing to the social site's strengths.
Hooton, United Kingdom, May 11, 2013 --(PR.com)-- In an announcement on its Newsroom section on 4 April, the California based organisation introduced its new programme, Facebook Home, which "lets you see the world through people, not apps." Facebook says that Home is designed so that users can have their smartphone based around the social networking site, rather than having to access an app to access their notifications.
Company highlights during the first three months of the year included the launch of "Facebook Home" software, which puts the social network center stage on Android-powered smartphones, and the launch of a set of new ad products.
Facebook Users download Facebook Home 500,000+ times, aren't liking it much .
That appears to be the thinking behind Facebook Home, the big thing Facebook unveiled this week.