If you own an Android phone and enjoy being on Facebook round the clock then Facebook has something really special for you that would definitely change your perception about how to use your cell for staying connected. The company has recently launched its new software for android phones which can be taken as a Facebook app, running on your android device. How about changing the entire interface of your cellphone, modifying the old customary into a Facebook interface? If the idea excites you enough to get one installed on your cell too, here is all what you must need to know.
Facebook Home Features
Changing the typical cover screen of your smartphone, Facebook Home replaces it with a new customized Facebook screen that shows the Facebook content of your profile including photos, messages and status updates.
Not only this, but the team has also came up with the new cover feed which covers the entire screen of your phone. The new-styled notifications have made the contact list much interesting as the notifications are shown with person’s name and profile picture.
Just like Microsoft launched its Windows 8 for your system, Facebook has recalled its Facebook home as system software for your android phone. The application allows the user to use and install other apps on the phone without leading to the compatibility issues but being Facebook biased enough, the actual theme revolves around your Facebook world.
Facebook Home as Zuckerberg sees it!
The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg talked about the new idea on an event that was especially planned to promote the new Facebook Home for Android phones where he shared his ideology in the following words:
“We’re going to talk about how to make your phone a great social device. We spend 20% of our time on phones on Facebook, not counting Instagram , We spend our lives sharing. What would happen if our phones were designed around people not apps? Today our phones are designed around apps, not people. We’re going to flip that around.
Instead of a list of apps you get fresh content, It gave it (Facebook) this soul. We don’t want to build a phone or operating system that some people will use; Even if we did build a really good phone we’d only serve 1% of our community. We’re not building a phone. We’re not building an operating system.”
Android is very open so you can make many changes to it. You don’t need to fork Android to do this. “
Compatible Android Devices for Facebook Home
The idea of this new interface has been brought up by the partnership of the company with HTC and AT&T. The upcoming models of the stated mobile brands would be reloaded with Home too. The app is expected to work completely fine on almost all of the android phones having an android system at least Ice-cream Sandwich. However, the app works smooth for the HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2, as well as the forthcoming HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4.
From left, HTC CEO Peter Chou, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De La Vega
Facebook Home App Constraints
Though the idea of having your Facebook world just a touch away sounds great, it is to be remembered that you need to have a wi-fi connection or a GPRS activated on your SIM else the app would really give you a hard time, notifying you about “NO Network Connection” with every touch.
Moreover, there are all possibilities that you might want an hour of peace but with Facebook Home been installed on your cell, the untimely notifications might screw up your mind pretty well.
How to Get Facebook Home App?
The app will be available for download from April 12th, 2013 on Google Play store. Just like you download other applications to your android phone, this one follows a very similar approach. It has been revealed by the company that Facebook Home will soon be coming for Tablets as well.
So, that’s all about the new Facebook Home application, share your views about the idea and the news. Will you be getting your hands on this new app?