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Poll results: Would you replace your Android homescreen with Facebook Home?

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Poll results: Would you replace your Android homescreen with Facebook Home?
Well, well, well, what do you know! The real Facebook phone may not be all that real, but it looks like Facebook's plan is to make every Android phone a Facebook phone. Pretty smart move right there by Zuck, we have to admit, but there seems to be one small obstacle in Facebook's way towards ubiquity, and that is the fact that they actually have to persuade people to install the Facebook Home launcher on their phones, and this might prove a bit more difficult than they previously imagined.

Why do we think so? Well, because we ran a poll right after Facebook announced its sweet launcher, and guess what, the overwhelming majority of 86% expressed its readiness to never let Facebook take control of their homescreens. So much for putting people first, and apps second, it seems! However, there are some almost 14% that at least seem to be considering the option of installing Facebook Home, and given the vast amount of Android devices out there, this might eventually become a decent way of monetizing for Facebook.

In our opinion, Facebook should have approached their own Android launcher in a different way. They should have kept most of the stuff like the homescreen with icons and widgets in tact, and try to build something around that. Now that installing Facebook Home means to completely change one's user experience, we aren't sure that this project will get a lot of positive feedback. What do you, guys, think?

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Would you replace your Android homescreen with Facebook Home?
13.76%
296 votes
(296 votes) I'll gladly surrender my homescreen to Facebook.
86.24%
1855 votes
(1855 votes) No chance. My own homescreen layout is better.

2151 votes



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posted on 11 Apr 2013, 07:37 11

1. naveenstuns (Posts: 172; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


as expected :)

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 17:15 2

30. akki20892 (Posts: 3304; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Facebook: Crap

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 17:32 2

31. cheetah2k (Posts: 772; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


The android FB app is absolute crap. I can never get all the images to download, so I choose to go thru the browser as its more reliable...

If this is any reflection on how well FB code apps, then screw that making FB home my home launcher..!!

posted on 14 Apr 2013, 03:10

33. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 907; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


i think the results would have been different if someone said i'd give it a try

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 07:39 25

2. ddurand (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I wouldnt switch even if they paid me to do so.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 10:09 5

22. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Installed the APK to take a spin in the new FB home...after installation my experience " Wohhhh !!! Mannn !!! where is my apps !! went in to settings>apps>Uninstall FB Home " ......

FB Home is a Flop as expected ....a social Network should not try to get into the Mobile OS.it should just stay as a separate app.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 13:17

28. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2117; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Fb Home more than likely will be a flop, but you can't call something a flop that technically hasn't even officially been released yet.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 07:40 2

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Duh!! No brainer!!

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 07:41 19

4. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5210; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Of course not, I don't want my homescreen be polluted by people faces.......... :P

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:03 7

8. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Haha, clever!

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:06 6

9. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5210; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Thanks! xD

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 07:45 5

5. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


install an app from company that sells our raw data? are you kidding? :)

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 07:57 3

6. rwitt1 (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


No way

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 07:59 5

7. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


I already visit facebook every day and I have the app on my phone too.
So why would I need to look at it every moment..?

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:07 1

10. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Facebook....from the adverts....have got the idea every Facebook photo we take is worthy of a photography prize! In reality Facebook my friends post images which are so rubbish why would I pollute my beautifully crafted smartphone with them!!!

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:11 6

11. AndrewRamirez (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


Mark Zuckerburg, before you force us to go to your "Home", FIX THE FACEBOOK APP FOR ANDROID FIRST, YOU IMBECILE!

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 13:19

29. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2117; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The guy has made more money in the last 10 years than 99.999999% of people will see in their entire lifetimes & you just called him an imbecile. Clearly, he's doing something right.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:19

12. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


i just want chat heads...

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:22

13. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 163; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Both fb and Google sell people's personal info. Just more of the clan warfare.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:25

14. bubbadoes (Posts: 324; Member since: 03 May 2012)


This is a FAD!!! stick with the app--if you use the service but, If you are part of the 95% of user's using your phone for facebook and text only still thinking you need a quad core processor with 2 gigs of RAM, then this post is for you.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:29

15. Daftama (Posts: 563; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


THe only way to make ppl like this listen is to hurt there pockets. ...if millions of ppl stop using fb or delete fb oh they would listen than..sadly won't happen

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:35

16. Slammer (Posts: 979; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


I'm not exactly sure why this would be needed. Don't most Android smartphones have Widgets for customizing the screens if desired?

John B.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 08:46 1

17. no_i_dont_think_so (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)


I'm definitely in the "No" camp, but I think people are reading the results of this poll wrong.
As bad as this looks, this is still a win for Facebook. 13% of Android users dedicating their phones lock, stock and barrel to Facebook is better than 0%, which is what they have now.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 09:30

18. ximacloudx (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


I feel like if I was still on Gingerbread I might want to try the launcher. I had a GO launcher on my phone in those days anyways. But facebook vs. jelly bean would be absolutely silly

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 09:48

19. Muzhhur (Posts: 244; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


And that's all about

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 09:50

20. boosook (Posts: 932; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


it's not a bad result at all! 13% (which could become much higher when the product gains notoriety) it's a lot of phones, much more than the whole windows phone market share, for example. And since it's just an app, this means millions of phones without even having to design, manufacture and sell any hardware.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 09:56

21. JunitoNH (Posts: 863; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


I'm sure eventually he will get his way. Hell, he called his user (followers) dumb F*** and people still using the media, and providing free data.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 10:52

23. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 629; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Yeh.. Right.. Facebook has not been able to create a stable & fluid facebook app for android and they are creating facebook home. Facebook needs to learn from Google. they established faith in people 1st, then launched Android. Facebook seems to be in a hurry. They must first concentrate on providing an excellent facebook app.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 11:41

24. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6230; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Why would i use their software too track what I'm doing?

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 11:56

25. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


APK 1st then i vote

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 12:26

26. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


296 people don't have souls

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 12:26

27. isprobi (Posts: 193; Member since: 30 May 2011)


This is exactly the kind of thing that made me pay full price for a BlackBerry Z10. Only a few apps (mostly converted from Android) have ads. But you do have to pay for more apps than on Android. And because of BlackBerry Hub showing me all messages I rarely open the Facebook app. At this point I do not really see myself going back to Android. I used to like Google stuff and Facebook but they just gather and share too much of my information now.

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 19:06

32. GrmanR (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


The only people who could be interested are those who don't care about apps and only use social networks *cough*wp users*cough*

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