April 7, 2013

Facebook Home announced together with the HTC First

Facebook has announced what I believe is an effort to bring their very own launcher to Android. Well, that is how I look at it, Facebook Home, a launcher based on people and not on apps, Facebook said. Of course, it being a launcher, your Android device will still be a smartphone but will look different. The application will first be seen in the HTC First, which comes with Facebook Home pre-installed. From messaging, chats, contacts, app launcher, etc, Facebook Home, I believe, is where the social Networking giant try to earn, again, with ads. Ads might not yet be seen in the launcher yet, but I am pretty sure it will come. I just hope no ads will pop up anywhere in the app, though. The application will be available to these devices when it will be available in the Play Store in April 12, the HTC First, HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III, and the Galaxy Note II. Other devices will be able to download Facebook Home "in the coming months".

Here is the HTC First's specs:

HTC First specs:
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
    • Facebook Home
  • 4.3" SuperLCD (1280x720) HD touchscreen display
    • 342 ppi
  • 1.4GHz Krait Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor
    • GPU: Adreno 305
  • 1GB RAM
  • Memory
    • Internal: 16GB
    • External: N/A
  • Camera
    • Rear: 5MP
      • Auto Focus
      • LED Flash
      • 1080p HD video recording @ 30fps
    • Front: 1.6MP
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • GPS with aGPS
      • GLONASS
    • NFC
  • Sensor
    • Accelerometer
    • Gyroscope
    • Proximity Sensor
    • Compass
  • Battery
    • 2000 mAh

Via: Facebook


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