Facebook Home Now Available for Download in Google Play Store


A couple hours back, we told you about the Chat Heads from Facebook Home showing up in the new update for Facebook Messenger for Android. That was a pretty nice feature to see arrive in this manner, but as we poked around the Play Store getting the details on the update, we couldn’t help but notice that Facebook Home itself was still nowhere to be found – despite this being April 12, the date when the app was to become available for installation on a select handful of existing Android phones. Well, it turns out all we needed was a little patience, and now Facebook Home has finally revealed itself, ready for download and installation.

Facebook Home currently supports installation on the HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III, and Samsung Galaxy Note II. Once you’re able to get your hands on an HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S 4, those models will support Home, as well.

We’ve already talked about some of the privacy implications of making Facebook your primary Android launcher, and while the move to Facebook Home may be a big adjustment, it’s by no means permanent, and you can always revert its changes should you decide the software just isn’t for you.

Source: Google Play
Via: Android and Me

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!