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.

Source: Facebook (Google Play)
Via: Phone Scoop

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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!