Facebook Home update coming today, including app dock and contacts dash
0. phoneArena 09 May 2013, 16:05 posted on
Facebook Home is just an hour away from getting its first update since it launched just about one month ago, and the company has given TechCrunch a preview of what users can expect with the new version of the app, including an app dock to make it easier to get at the apps you want, and a contacts dash for easier access to the people you want to communicate with...
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1. TripleTwo (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 May 2013)
If I am not wrong, Michael Heller is using Facebook Home as his Android launcher. ;)
2. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I did use it for about a week before getting rid of it. I liked it, and it definitely got me more engaged with Facebook, but I'm a bit too careful about keeping unnecessary people off my Facebook friends list, and I don't "like" enough stuff to keep a constant stream of posts coming through.
I had considered shifting some of my news sources to FB to get more content, but it wouldn't really work with how I use my device.
Plus, I figured if Facebook doesn't want me to use it (with my Nexus 4 or 7), then why give them the traffic?
4. TripleTwo (Posts: 29; Member since: 08 May 2013)
"Plus, I figured if Facebook doesn't want me to use it (with my Nexus 4 or 7), then why give them the traffic?"
Lol, that's a good move!
3. imkyle (Posts: 1032; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
So where is the update? Facebook App only got updated but not the Home app.
5. cezarepc (Posts: 631; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
If you're using an EOM launcher but want a more vanilla-y experience, and your usage model is Facebook-centered, Facebook Home is a great alternative.
I've used it on my Nexus 7 for about two weeks before deciding it makes more sense in a non-nexus device.
6. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
how have you been using facebook home on your nexus 7? its not in the list of current compatible devices. If it was, then surely it would work on a nexus 10 and galaxy nexus (which it currently doesn't). Chatheads in facebook messenger is available for all devices. Are you sure ur not confusing chatheads with facebook home?
7. cezarepc (Posts: 631; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Google is my friend that's how: