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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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HTC first official: Facebook Phone unveiled

HTC first official: Facebook Phone unveiled

This week the folks at Facebook have teamed up with HTC to show off the first of what may be many Facebook Phones in what's called the HTC first. This smartphone brings the full Facebook software experience to you in an Android-based user interface called "Facebook Home". This smartphone is a mid-range unit when it comes to hardware specifications and will be offered in a variety of color casings. See our official HTC first and Facebook Home hands-on now!

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Facebook Home for Android: here’s how you get it

Facebook Home for Android: here’s how you get it

This week Facebook Home has been revealed by the company as a Home Screen Replacement app for Android. This update takes on Android as a sort of cover for your Android device - any Android device - as an app available on Google Play. You'll be able to take a peek at this app starting on April 12th and updates will be available each month afterward on-the-day each month without fail.

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Facebook “not building a phone and not building an operating system”

Facebook “not building a phone and not building an operating system”

Mark Zuckerberg took the stage today at Facebook's event. He stated that the social network is "not building a phone and not building an operating system", but something that will make phones center around the people, instead of just the apps. He says that Facebook wants to build "the best experience for every person on every phone" He says, "You don't need to fork android to do this, you don't even need to modify the operating system."

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Zuckerberg tips “phones designed around people, not apps”

Zuckerberg tips “phones designed around people, not apps”

We're here at Facebook's phone announcement, and they haven't yet announced anything, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg is on stage talking about phones and apps, and how people use their phones. Zuckerberg says that phones should be designed around people, and not the apps on the phones themselves, noting that Facebook wants to do that with smartphones today.

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AT&T Mobility CEO spotted at Facebook Phone event

AT&T Mobility CEO spotted at Facebook Phone event

This morning as we prepare to enter the Android-centric Facebook event, we've spotted no less than Ralph de la Vega himself: AT&T Mobility President and CEO. As the mobile carrier's president steps into Building 16 at 1 Hacker Way, it essentially means a lock for a real-deal Facebook Phone coming up later today.

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