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Facebook Unveils Facebook Home, A Dedicated Android Interface Of The Social Network

With no real surprise, the best social network Facebook unveiled Home. This new product is not an OS nor an application, or an overlay … This is an Android interface (a launcher) can completely replace your current Android interface.

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With Facebook Phone, Facebook plays big, and clearly wants to reach a very wide audience, with on its first side HTC First, and other Facebook Home. The purpose of Facebook Home is to place the social network deeply in your smartphone, using almost exclusively to consume the Facebook services.

Facebook Home is divided into several branches:

  • Cover Feed: the central point of the application, is presented as a homepage with news from all your friends, you can easily enjoy and comment..

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  • Chat Heads: a feature that relies on floating bubble alerts, which will display the photo of the friend and the number of unread messages. This feature supports Multi-bubbles that show not one, but all alerts of your contacts in several bubbles which can be moved and accessed easily.

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  • All the Notifications will be visible in a tab, which will provide an overview of alerts that can be removed with a simple swipe of the finger to the right. This feature will support missed calls, SMS, Facebook notifications, and many other applications.

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As it was announced at the conference, Facebook Home will be released officially in April, 12 for download on Google Play.

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As a first step, Facebook Home will be compatible with HTC One, HTC One X and HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note II. Nevertheless, it is possible that new models can be added to the list later.

New smartphones will be added to the list since Facebook announced it had signed several partnerships program (Facebook Home Program) with many manufacturers (such as HTC, Samsung, Sony, Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE and Alcatel One Touch even). Facebook Home will also be compatible with tablets, however, we will have to wait a few months.

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