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Facebook Phone event sends stock up 3 percent

Facebook Phone event sends stock up 3 percent

Investors appear to be cautiously optimistic about the announcements made today regarding Facebook and their new Android smartphone-based software experience. Stocks have jumped over 3% after the Facebook "New Home on Android" event, this allowing the stock to hit $27 and above for the first time in half a month. What we must assume is that the negativity in talk of a Facebook Phone (that is, a complete replacement of the operating system) was doused by the appearance of Facebook Home - a home screen replacement app for Android.

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Facebook Home will have ads (just not at first)

Facebook Home will have ads (just not at first)

This week the Android user experience known as Facebook Home has been revealed, and with it, whispers of advertisements served to you front and center. Not unlike what you've seen with Kindle series of tablets, the Facebook Home app will indeed be serving advertisements to you through the lockscreen portion of the UI. What's not known at the moment is if this will be a reality just on the app download version of Home or if it'll be present on the Facebook Phone experience too.

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EE nabs HTC first exclusive in UK

EE nabs HTC first exclusive in UK

The Facebook Phone will be coming to the UK with EE exclusively, this being the first time that EE has had an exclusive of such magnitude with the HTC first. This HTC first device will be available this summer on EE's own 4GEE service but no pricing or release dates have yet been released. In the United States, the HTC first will be coming to AT&T on the 12th of April, 2013 - so we must assume this release won't be long after!

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Facebook Home and HTC First Hands-on

Facebook Home and HTC First Hands-on

It's the Facebook phone… but it's every phone. Facebook Home is here, and it wants to take control of your Android experience, a new software suite rather than a specific handset. Unveiled at Facebook HQ this morning, Home arrives on Android via the Play store from April 12 and splashes your photos and friends across the lockscreen and the homescreen. We've been playing with Facebook Home today on the HTC First, the first device to fit into Facebook's Home Program; read on for our first-impressions.

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Facebook Home run-down: everything you need to know

Facebook Home run-down: everything you need to know

Facebook announced and showed off its new Facebook Home start screen/home screen feature for Android devices today, and there was a lot of new stuff that the social network went over, including features like Chat Heads, Cover Feed, and of course, the new HTC First smartphone built specifically for Facebook junkies. However, here's everything you need to know about today's announcements.

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Facebook Home app vs Facebook Phone: what’s the difference?

Facebook Home app vs Facebook Phone: what’s the difference?

This week the Facebook Home Android homescreen replacement experience has been revealed, and with it no lack of questions on the part of future users. While many users will be downloading Facebook Home as an app from the Google Play store, there will be a variety of smartphones being released in the coming months that have Facebook Home loaded right out of the box. The HTC first is the first of these, it also being the first smartphone to have Instagram out of the box - so what's the difference between your experience there and your experience on the smartphone you've got now with Facebook Home loaded to it?

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Future devices that will support Facebook Home

Future devices that will support Facebook Home

So who are the lucky people who get to try out Facebook Home first? Well it turns out that those of us who have an HTC One, HTC One X (X+), Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung GALAXY S4, or a Samsung Galaxy Note II will be able to take advantage of Facebook Home when it launches on April 12th. That way you won't have to grab Facebook and HTC's lackluster HTC First in order to take advantage of Facebook's new product.

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