With more than 10,000 different Android devices being used to access Facebook by some 500 million users, how does the social network ensure that those users are getting the best experience on their devices? Not by the version of Android’s operating system, product manager Chris Marra and software engineer Daniel Weaver explained in a post on the Facebook engineering blog, but by what they referred to as year class.
Ice Cream Sandwich
Facebook Home isn’t the only player in the Android launcher game, as INQ Mobile announced Tuesday that its SO.HO is out of beta, and that it added a fourth feed to join Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, featuring rich media from all three of those social networks.
Facebook-owned photo-sharing network Instagram released Instagram 4.1 last week, which added the ability for users to import video from their libraries, automatic straightening, and Video on Instagram compatibility with Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
One of the first questions after Facebook announced Home, which takes over the home screen from Android, was what Google thought of the product. Google’s director of Android operating system user experience recently told ABC News that he’s a fan of Facebook Home.