Facebook Home now available for some Android phones

As promised earlier this month, Facebook has now launched their Facebook Home Android OS skin, allowing some Android-based smartphones to have an experience centered around the social network's services. Facebook Home is available out of the box on the HTC First smartphone, which went on sale earlier today via AT&T for $99 with a two-year contract.

At the moment, the only other Android smartphones that support Facebook Home are the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II, along with the HTC One X+. Facebook Home is also supposed to work with the upcoming HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S 4.  The actual download for Facebook Home is available via the Google Play store.

This new family of apps includes Cover Feed, which fills the entire smartphone screen with a post or image from one of your Facebook friends. Users swipe on the screen to see more posts. It also offers Facebook notifications that can be seen from the Home screen. Facebook has also updated its Messenger app so that Facebook Home users can chat with friends no matter what app they are using at the time.

Microsoft has already gone after Facebook Home's "people-centric apps" theme, stating that Windows Phone offered such an idea over two years ago.

Source: Google Play | Image via Facebook

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