Last week Facebook announced “Facebook Home” for Android. It allows Facebook users to stay connected with their Facebook friends on their home screen instead of having to go into the Facebook app. Latest status updates, photos and messages can be seen as soon as a user turns on their phone. Chat messages can be replied to on the home screen or within any app with the cool Chat Heads feature. Facebook Home is not a new OS, it’s built on Android, but it will feel like a new OS to the user giving the launcher that allows apps to be categorized.
Facebook Home is available April 12th for download on HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note II, as well as the new HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 devices.
Check out the full Keynote and Demo in the video below:
You have to be a pretty big Facebook user to want it integrated that much into your device. If this was available for the iPhone I wouldn’t install it since I don’t prioritize Facebook over the rest of my apps. This news does get me excited to see the new iOS 7 that should be announced at this years WWDC in June. What does Jony Ivy have in store for the new version of iOS? I am sure it will be a fresh new update unlike we have seen in the last couple of versions. Ivy is sure to make a statement!