Yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled: Facebook Home, a new way to integrate the Facebook News Feed on Android devices.
As Zuckerberg said at the unveiling the Facebook Home:
“We’re not building a phone and we’re not building an operating system.”, “You’re going to be able to turn your Android phone into a great social device,” and “Our phones today are designed around apps, not people. We want to flip that around.”, is clear that Facebook Home turns an Android phone into a Facebook phone, and keeps you inside the social network giving you the feeling that you are on a new OS.
At the end of the Facebook Home event, HTC unveiled a phone with the new Facebook Home pre-loaded: HTC First, that it will be available from April 12 for $99.99 with a two-year contract at AT&T network. Facebook Home will be available only for certain specific phones for the begining, the first compatible phones are the HTC One, HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S 4 and Samsung Note II.
The 3 most important things for Facebook Home for Android are:
1. Cover Feed: “As soon as you turn on your phone or press the home button, you see a stream of posts from News Feed. Cover feed puts the spotlight on whatever friends are sharing now: photos, status updates, links and more.”
2. Chat Heads & Messenger: “Send and receive texts and Facebook messages in one place. Profile pictures make your group chats and one-on-one time more personal. Jump in and out of conversations while you do other things, like watch videos or browse the web. Drag chat heads where you want them.”
3. App Launcher: “You start with a couple of screens: an app launcher with the essentials, and a list of all your apps. Drag your favorites to your app launcher so you can quickly get to what you need. Add more screens as you need them.”
Watch the new Facebook Home for Android phones presentation video below and tell us what do you think about it?