10 Facebook Home Features That Will Impress Social Networkers
Facebook Home is perhaps the most surprising mobile application announcement of the year so far. The world's largest social network, seeing an opportunity in the mobile space, has unveiled a new product, called Facebook Home, that's designed to run on top of Android and become the centerpiece of its entire mobile experience. The application is capable of running on certain handsets and can be downloaded from the Google Play marketplace starting April 12, but will also come bundled with HTC's handset, the First. Facebook Home is, if nothing else, an ambitious project. The social network is trying to totally change how people use their Android-based devices and, in the process, dramatically alter how they interact with their friends through Facebook. At first glance, Facebook Home looks to be little more than an attempt by the company to grab more mobile revenue. And that is certainly one of its important goals. But Facebook Home might also be something that revolutionizes the way people use their Android handsets. This slide show takes a closer look at Facebook Home to see what might impress users when it's made available.
It Totally Takes Over Android
Facebook Home transforms the experience of running Android. Although it's still possible to add applications, take calls and place text messages, Facebook Home is everywhere. From the screen that comes on to the way messages are handled, Facebook Home totally changes the look and feel of Android.