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Up-close video of Facebook Home in action

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Up-close video of Facebook Home in action
The Facebook event went off without any adverse issues. Mark Zuckerberg and the gang pulled off a great presentation of how Facebook Home works, and how it operates.

The integration of Facebook Home does have some deeper system integration built into it on the HTC First, that primarily affects how notifications are presented on the home page of Cover Feed from some of the stock Android or native third-party applications.

For this video, we got to get an up close run through of how Facebook Home will work. In this case, we see it in action on a Samsung Galaxy S III, and frankly the performance is impressive. Not such a difficult task given the hardware the S III has, but still for such an immersive application, Facebook Home works very well, we noticed no stutter in performance at all.

The presentation was not about Facebook dominance so much as making the hardware more people centric versus being app centric. The fluid performance makes it easy to get in and out of. Facebook Home relies heavily on gestures, but the gestures are not difficult at all and are nearly immediately intuitive.

Check out the video and share your thoughts.  Is Facebook Home going to be something you want to check out. 


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posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:44 23

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5413; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Not interested! :(

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:18 5

15. Tsoliades (Posts: 211; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


Yep. This sucks.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:49 5

16. turbalejo (Posts: 13; Member since: 10 May 2012)


FB Homeless here to....

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 14:52

27. jcarrigan (unregistered)


yeah facebook is a scourge on this world and slowly driving everyone to insanity.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:46 3

2. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


And mark zukerberg just said there wont be any facebook phone... Its funny how tech companies cant keep their words in the long run (cough 'Apple' cough)

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:47 1

11. Robes1 (Posts: 17; Member since: 08 Dec 2009)


Your comment tells me 2 things! LOL!
1. Nobody should ever tell you anything because you have no idea what a secret is!
2. You must be a SamSucker.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 21:22

20. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


1. LMAO, Since you are obviously a m0r0n, let me explain you this. Keeping a product secret is different from denying a product existence publicly. Zukerberg could have simply said he couldnt comment on rumors instead of denying altogether then.
2.look who's talking? An iTroll?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:57 5

3. usashy97 (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


I would try this for sure. A virtual treat for people who stay connected. Thanks to Mr.CEO of Facebook.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 23:40

24. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


I noticed there are so many anti-facebookers here. I do understand the dislike for this UI. To each its own. I'd like to try the phone out when it's available as well.

But what's wrong FB other than girls ranting stuff? That also happens a lot on Twitter. If you you are concerned about privacy issues, then dont use the internet.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:06 3

4. mclifford81 (Posts: 67; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)


Very Web OS influenced and it looks rather smooth. Can't make my mind up on this one yet but it seems to be sort of like ADW launcher built over top of Android. Cool concept but is it actually useful?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:12 8

5. DFranch (Posts: 140; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


So they created a facebook app which runs as an overlay on top of Android. Was this really worthy of an event? Don't people usually root android to remove these kind of apps?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:57 2

18. Stuntman (Posts: 715; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Or install an alternate launcher. I use Nova Prime. I can't see what Facebook Home will offer me that would make it worth my while to stop using Nova Prime.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:33 3

6. HTCOE (Posts: 469; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


wow! this suck balls!

umm. and somehow this is going to make the news headlines for sure tho. shame

off to better things in life now... so where is the neXus 5 home? -_-

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:36 1

7. oyalinkaya (Posts: 19; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


What if I'm not connected to the net at any given moment? Does the home screen die or does it keep feeding me with the older posts?

Not that I'm gonna use it, but I have some friends who may be interested in, as they are literally addicted to facebook. I may spread the news as they do not follow the news since they preoccupied with what's going on facebook only. ^o^

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:38 2

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 11254; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Non bad, but that's too much Facebook without wanting it for me. I'll stick with the Facebook widgets.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:44

9. pkiran1996 (Posts: 165; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


After discovering Twitter I never went back to Facebook. Waste of time.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 23:41

25. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Twitter is for stalking celebrities and reading them spew nonsense, nothing else. FB is a better option if you want to stay connected with far relatives or friends.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:46

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


in other words this is an Android Launcher?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:09

13. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Launcher for Android?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:04

12. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


that is nice

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:14 3

14. user312 (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


What a waste of a perfectly good Galaxy S 3. *sigh*

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:57

17. Tones (Posts: 52; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


I think its looks very good. I wont be using it but i think they've done a good job with it.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 17:13

19. knowah (Posts: 15; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


If only there were a phone or OS that already did this but featured other social networks and phone information. Oh wait, there is and it's called windows phone 8.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 21:24

21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6448; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


phone really sucks just like the previous one

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 22:36 1

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


Hmm battery killer

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 22:39

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


2014 the yr of twitter phone

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 01:07

26. cardozclive (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Wouldn't even care. Doesn't it causes any privacy concern? Just imagine one fine day your family member or a friend borrows your phone and gets a whole sneak peak of your facebook wall without any authorisation. The person may even use the chat on your behalf and may scandalise your other friends on your behalf and you wont even be aware of it. how sick is that?

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