Facebook Android update brings favorite app tray to Home
A couple weeks back we got word that Facebook was slamming the breaks on plans to bring the HTC First – and the Facebook Home software that comes along with it – to the UK. Reportedly, Facebook wasn’t quite loving the user experience the software delivered and wanted time to give things a bit of a refresh and add some “new customization features.” We’re not sure if we’re already seeing the fruits of that labor, but today a new version of Facebook for Android has arrived that does deliver some adjustments to Facebook Home.
The big new thing in this release is the creation of a favorites tray, where you can customize the launcher with easy access to your most-used apps.
Beyond that, all there is for Facebook Home are some bugfixes, but Facebook itself gets a few noteworthy changes, like the ability to attach multiple photos to a single message and easier privacy controls.
We won’t deny that the new favorites tray sounds like a smart addition, but can’t help but think that it will take much more than that to change some of the public perception of Facebook Home and the First.