Shortly after a week on the Google Play Store, Facebook Home has reached the 500,000 downloads milestone, however the launcher still has a poor average rating of just 2.2 out of 5.
For the past seven days, I have been using Facebook Home, the social network’s home replacement for Android, which pushes people ahead of apps. So far, the only device which comes pre-installed with Facebook Home is the HTC First, which in reviews around the web has been praised for allowing the user to switch back to stock Android, which doesn’t sound too good for the launcher. After one whole week of using only Facebook Home, here are my views.
Last week Facebook finally launched their new android Launcher, Facebook home. Available at the moment only on a handful of devices, Facebook have promised that it will grow its compatibility over the coming months. Facebook home was eagerly anticipated, although many questioned why anyone would want facebook to be more than just an app. Now launched and available to download, are these beliefs ratified?
If the launch of Facebook Home yesterday made on thing clear, it’s that people have a very mixed view about Facebook. You either love it or hate it, and the same goes for the company’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, who stars in this latest Facebook Home ad. During the short video, the ‘Zuck’ is seen congratulating his employees on the launch of the app. However, one of the people is using the app as he’s making the speech, and all sorts of crazy stuff starts to happen around the office, based on the activity on the screen.
Facebook Home has finally been released, although not without its problems. I’ve been monitoring several forums who have been keeping an eye on the release of the launcher, and at the moment there are still some issues.
Facebook Home has been dominating a lot of technology news headlines over the past few days, following it’s announcement last week. The Android launcher is due for an official release on a handful of devices this Friday, the 12th of April. However, the application APK files have been leaked onto the internet today, and are available to install right now on a number of unsupported devices, including the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7.
Facebook is set to launch their Android launcher ‘Home’ in just a matter of days, so to get people excited for it, they have launched the product’s first official advert.
Facebook have just announced ‘Home’, a new launcher app for Android which makes connecting with your friends easier and quicker than it has ever been before.