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Facebook for Android gets Home-style cover feed lock screen

Facebook for Android gets Home-style cover feed lock screen

Facebook for Android has been updated to bring the Facebook Home cover feed over to the main app, where it can now be set as the Android lock screen. The feature, which pulls photos and posts from the user's friends list on Facebook and cycles through them, was previously limited to the Facebook Home app, but is now an option for a select range of Samsung, LG, and HTC devices running the social network's regular app.

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AT&T Facebook phone sold out: how this “ROKR” may lead to better days

AT&T Facebook phone sold out: how this “ROKR” may lead to better days

It's not that the HTC First was a terrible phone - in fact, it's bound to become a cult classic due to its ability to become all but Nexus with a quick switch-off of Facebook Home. But that's not the issue here. The issue is that this first Facebook phone was not selling well on the one and only network it was with - AT&T - but after reducing the price of it down to a buck, the company's mobile chief Ralph de la Vega has let it be known that they've sold the whole lot out.

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Samsung Facebook Phone aim tipped as Zuckerberg visits Korea

Samsung Facebook Phone aim tipped as Zuckerberg visits Korea

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg approached Samsung to make the next Facebook Home smartphone, sources claim, though the likelihood of Samsung following the ill-fated HTC First is seen as being low. Zuckerberg met Samsung Mobile's chief, Shin Jong-kyun, during a trip to Korea this week, where, an insider told The Korea Herald, he "asked Samsung to step up cooperation" with the social network.

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HTC First “Facebook phone” UK launch plans axed [Confirmed!]

HTC First “Facebook phone” UK launch plans axed [Confirmed!]

Plans to launch the HTC First "Facebook phone" in the UK have been axed, with Facebook now focusing on finessing Home instead. A poor reception to the Android handset in the US, where carrier AT&T unexpectedly slashed the cost from $99.99 to $0.99 on contract after just a few weeks of sales, has been blamed for the decision, which is said to have come from Facebook rather than either HTC or the network. Update: EE has confirmed the First won't be launching in the UK; more details after the cut.

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Facebook sued by rapper Eminem’s Eight Mile Style over copyright infringement

Facebook sued by rapper Eminem’s Eight Mile Style over copyright infringement

Late yesterday, Facebook was hit by a lawsuit from Eight Mile Style, the publisher that controls rapper Eminem's music, including licensing rights, and, if necessary, legal action when someone infringes on those rights. Such is the nature of the allegations being made against the social network, which is said to have used music from Eminem's song "Under the Influence" in its Facebook Home video called "Airplane."

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HTC First reportedly discontinued by AT&T: Facebook Home hopeless?

HTC First reportedly discontinued by AT&T: Facebook Home hopeless?

This week it's become apparent that not only are sales of the HTC One lacking - that device also known as the first "true" Facebook Phone - the software isn't doing so hot either. As the Facebook Home software for Android reaches 1 million downloads, it also falls off the top 100 downloaded apps list. Much less exciting than it was when it first launched - finding more excitement specifically on SlashGear's own Facebook page than any other subject in the past few months (barring the GALAXY S 4 and the HTC One, of course).

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Facebook Home hits HTC One and Galaxy S 4 in quiet social update

Facebook Home hits HTC One and Galaxy S 4 in quiet social update

Facebook Home has quietly added support for the HTC One and - unofficially - the Samsung Galaxy S 4, as the social network Android homescreen replacement attempts to build on its 1m+ existing users. The app originally launched for the Galaxy S III, Note II, HTC One X, and One X+, with the promise of One and Galaxy S 4 support when both handsets were released. Now that appears to have been added, albeit with a slightly confusing error message on the Samsung phone.

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