The so-called Facebook Phone was revealed yesterday at a press conference, and along with it the new Facebook Home software, which is basically a user interface that consists of various Facebook applications and runs on Android OS. The release date of Facebook Home is set for April 12 and it will be available on Google’s Play Store.
Of course, Facebook Home won’t be appealing for all Android users, but some of them are using Facebook or derived apps almost every day and this new software will change their mobile experience. Actually, Facebook is one of the most utilized application on mobile.
No matter if you plan to download Facebook Home or not, you should know that it won’t work on all smartphones at the beginning. When the UI will become available it will only run on a few Samsung and HTC high-end devices including Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, HTC One and HTC One X.
Even though we still don’t know for sure what does Facebook Home require to properly function, but it seems that Android Jelly Bean is a must. Mark Zuckerberg said that he wants the new product to be used by as many Android devices owners as possible, so we expect that Facebook Home to be compatible with phones that have older hardware, as well.
Besides the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, HTC One, and HTC One X, Facebook Home will be supported by more Android phones in the future, especially as the software will receive an update every month. Further, Facebook stated that there will be more manufacturers and carriers that will offer Facebook Home devices such as HTC, Samsung, Sony, ZTE, Lenovo, Alcatel, Huawei, Qualcomm, EE and Orange.
As I said, Facebook Home will be launched on April 12, will be available on Play Store and all the users who own one of the mentioned devices will have the possibility to download and install it.