Facebook announced Facebook Home for Android, check out what’s it all about

The new Facebook Home gives an entirely new Facebook experience for Android operating system. The standard Android home screen will now experience an altogether facebook feel with the photos, status updates, notifications and much more. Home to be launched on 12th April in the US, will be available for JellyBean and IceCream Sandwich but not for gingerbread and will not require a modified version of Android.

Facebook Home

Facebook Home

 

 

And not only that, we also got a glimpse of HTC first in which facebook’s home version will come preinstalled on AT&T. How the look and the feel changes and how does the experience is different will be explained below

  1. CoverFeed

CoverFeed is all about people. Its about your friends, their photos and updates. It is designed for people and removes the application of it. There are full screen images that come along, and with comments and texts you are buzzed always with what your friends are doing. Homescreen will involve full screen photos and a user friendly experience. One can go through multiple alerts at a time involving a different notification system altogether. Android users using the latest Facebook and Facebook messenger will get an update of Home and can decide to “try once” or chose “always” for their homescreen.

chat facebook home

chat facebook home

2. Chat Heads

There’s this new Facebook Chat Heads feature which pops up the person’s face when he messages you with the app that you are already on to, running behind. So there is no decision factor of should one chat or keep the ongoing app. One can tap in multiple message threads and let the communication go on.

3.Monthly Updates

Mark Zuckerberg assured at the event that Facebook Home will have updates every month. Now that’s a commitment, small or big update is irrelevant. Facebook Home will have new features and will be accessible to new devices every month.

Few Excerpts:

Mark Zuckerberg said, “Today we’re going to finally talk about that Facebook Phone, More accurately, we’re gonna talk about how you can turn your phone into a Facebook Phone. After noting we spend more than 20% of our mobile time on social apps, We asked ourselves — if we’re already spending this much time on our phones, how can we make it easier? What if they were designed around people first, and you could also just happen to interact with apps?”

We know that today smartphones are integral part of our lives, and how social do we want it to be or say how do we take Facebook Home will be worthy a watch.

 

 

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