Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. Today Facebook unveiled Facebook Home on the HTC first at an event in California. As a result, the social network saw its stocks jump 3-percent. Word was passed down that other devices will support Facebook Home in the future, but will initially be available on the HTC first and a few others on April 12.
We’ve got a hands-on review of Facebook Home and the HTC first, as well as the run down of the differences between Facebook Phone and Facebook Home on the HTC handset. We’ve got a detailed piece on the Facebook Home lockscreen, and it seems advertisements will eventually be part of the system. You can check out what Zuckerberg had to say; we’ve detailed the Chat Heads messaging system, as well as how to get Facebook Home.
In non-Facebook news, AT&T has rolled out a Jelly Bean update for the LG Optimus G (and its CEO was spotted at the Facebook event today). Verizon has released a 4G LTE router for $99, and Samsung’s Galaxy camera with Wi-Fi has hit the US for $449.99. In addition, Qualcomm will be improving WiFi in MLB stadiums.
On the Apple front, a patent has surfaced suggesting a convertible Macbook is on the way, its spaceship campus is behind schedule, and age recommendations have been added to the App Store. Rovio plans to launch Angry Birds: Friends for Android and iOS, Diablo III’s patch brings multiplayer improvements, and Peter Jackson teased the Star Wars VIII script. And finally, there’s something for Arrested Development fans: Season 4 will be hitting Netflix on May 26. That does it for tonight’s Evening Wrap-Up, we hope you enjoy the rest of the night folks!