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.
The HTC First is unappealing, however at the right price point, it may be able to snag some sales. It comes with a dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear-facing camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, AT&T 4G LTE, and will be the first phone designed around Facebook Home. The specs aren’t jaw-dropping, however if the phone was priced at $49.99, or even for free, it may do well.
Facebook Home is a series of apps that make Facebook the center of your phone. Facebook’s theme for today is that phones should center around people, and not around apps. Facebook Home will bring you Cover Feed, which brings you updates from your friends all in real-time. It’ll be the first thing you see when you open your app. You will also get notifications from apps and friends straight on your home screen. Chat Heads lets you message you friends while you do other things like surf the web or watch videos.
Facebook Home is set to launch on April 12th, and you get to decide whether or not its something jaw-dropping. From the looks of it, it does look pretty interesting, and I’m glad Facebook decided to release it as just an app, rather than an entire OS. That way if you don’t like it, you can revert back to your original Android experience. Be sure to check out our timeline below, and our Facebook Tag Portal for the latest Facebook news. Also check out our Android Hub for the latest, important info on Android.