Facebook Home Shown in Action on HTC First

With Facebook’s Android event scheduled for tomorrow, it shouldn’t be too surprising that some last-minute info continues to leak out. We’ve seen renders of a mysterious new HTC smartphone, as well as gotten some info from a dumped ROM, but without a developer Facebook account, the new Facebook Home couldn’t be seen in action. All those leaks are now merging together, and we’ve got a nice new set of renders that clearly show Facebook Home in operation on the HTC First.

So, what do we have here? Buttons directing you to post content to Facebook appear prominently at the top of what appears to be the app launcher, and sharing options from within apps obviously include links to Facebook and its properties, like Instagram. Maybe the most significant thing we can see here is the unusual notification screen, featuring a full backdrop, apparently pulled from your Facebook account, along with centered notifications.

While this whets our appetite, it only gives us the most basic impression of how Facebook Home will function, and we’re going to have to get the full story from Facebook tomorrow in order to really appreciate the full scope of the project.

Source: 9to5 Google

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