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Android overlay Facebook Home topped the 500,000-download mark on Google Play over the weekend despite only being available on a handful of devices.
The most recent Facebook innovation is now live. Facebook Home is available Friday on the HTC First, HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III, and Samsung Galaxy Note II. For Android users who don’t have these phones, you can still enjoy Chat Heads, which is a prominent messaging feature on Facebook Home.
When Facebook introduced Home, a fully integrated mobile platform for Android, it also announced that select phones will have this technology starting April 12. The HTC One, HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S IV, Samsung Galaxy Note II, and HTC First will be the flagship devices for Facebook Home. Do you plan on getting one?
It’s not exactly a Facebook phone. It’s not exactly a Facebook application. It’s Home, and it will be on select Android devices starting April 12. The company announced Thursday that the HTC First, as previously rumored, will be the flagship for deep Facebook integration, and other phones will have these capabilities soon. From these devices, Facebook will make a highly visual Cover Feed the focus, bringing users closer to photos, status updates, check-ins — and, someday, ads.
Facebook finally announced what it has long denied: A Facebook phone. Soon, Android phones will have what the company calls Home, which involves deep Facebook integration. It’s not an application, not a phone, but more like a platform for Android. Users can become connected to friends’ stories and photos immediately.