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Would you replace your Android homescreen with Facebook Home?

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Would you replace your Android homescreen with Facebook Home?
Right on time, Facebook introduced us to its latest mobile endeavor - Facebook Home, a homescreen applications allowing you to transform any Android phone into a real Facebook phone!

The new homescreen experience is certainly on the simpler side. Facebook has stayed away from the typical Android approach of having all kinds of options and settings, and has crafted a straightforward UI with a few key features. First of all is the main cover screen, which shows you the latest events from Facebook in a nice, graphically-rich way, with large pictures taking up the whole screen. Then there are the Chatheads, which make communication with friends and contacts very easy and enjoyable. Finally, Facebook Home has a built-in app launcher, which let's you start your usual apps.

All in all, the homescreen looks interesting and we'll certainly give it a try, once it becomes available, but the question is, how many of you guys think that Facebook Home has the potential to permanently replace your default homescreen layout? Right from the start, we notice one obvious drawback to Facebook Home, and it's the lack of widgets, meaning that you'll also lose access to a lot of important information that's otherwise accessible right from your typical homescreen. Could it be that in its attempt to break the app-switching paradigm, Facebook Home will force users to go from app to app even more? Be sure to let us know what you think, but before that - tell us if you plan on making Facebook Home your default homescreen!

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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 04 Apr 2013, 14:30 42

1. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


Definitely NOT!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:26 3

27. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


yeah men u got it......they u go....lol

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 19:04 2

37. wendygarett (unregistered)


It's funny that Mark just show his love to android and yet android fans did not appreciate that....

Android the beauty of choice, I'll try facebook home :)

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 00:11 3

43. JC557 (Posts: 1572; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


That's because Zuckerberg should improve the FB app for Android first before screwing around with home screens/ launchers. After seeing the new permissions from FB I refuse to have anything from them installed on my phone.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:34

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


It's a flop like Tizen will be :-)

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:37 18

2. joseg81 (Posts: 194; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


probably not. cuz i'm sure everybody has one of those friends that always post those annoying motivational speech pictures about 30 times a day. i don't wanna have to turn on my phone only to be flooded by those. even after blocking them...they always come back.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:38 4

3. fragje (Posts: 6; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


Sure, if it runs smoothly on my Motorola Milestone :P

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:42 11

4. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


No! Just NO!!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:46 11

5. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Replace it? No. Make it one of the side screens, maybe.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:59 7

32. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


They should just make a good widget instead.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:46 8

6. kanagadeepan (Posts: 944; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Hell NOOOOOO.....

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:14 8

14. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 481; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Why wasn't this an option in the poll?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:48 14

7. Fluxman (Posts: 51; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Can you have a "I would give it a try and decide after that" option?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:56

29. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Yeah seriously. I'm not an active Facebooker or anything but this poll is just heavily swung to one side or the other. It's purposely inciting hate (if Facebook deserves it or not is a whole other discussion folks...)

Couldn't you guys at least give a lukewarm option + slightly favoring or unfavoring?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:49 3

8. phones522 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


Maybe for a few minutes just to see what its like

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 14:59 7

9. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


You're missing a "Hell no!" option.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:02 3

10. The_Innovation (Posts: 610; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


They know everything about you online, now they want to get data from the roots of your phone.

Say no to this, if you're smart.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:07 2

11. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


If they added twitter support maybe...

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:09 2

12. bubbadoes (Posts: 1151; Member since: 03 May 2012)


what's next a twitter phone...this phone want sell. I can't believe Zuckerberg took a chance on this.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:12

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


I'd really like to have the Messenger bubbles thing to be used without the launcher, i think it's a really genious idea, if only a 3rd party dev could do a similar app and be able to support more services, like SMS ,FB Messenger, Whatsapp, Skype, viber,G Talk or even make it display tweets, having a person's face is easier to understand than a bunch of text in a tiny notification bar. Olther than that, i'm not interested.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:15 6

15. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Not a f**king chance I'll be changing mine!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:21 4

16. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 330; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


No, not at all. I don't even have Facebook. Haven't had one in about 3 years, and life is much better without it. At least, for me. It may certainly be useful to those who have Facebook and check it frequently throughout the day, though.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 16:26 1

26. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Youre a smart guy. Should of never join. I only join too keep in touch with relatives.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:21 3

17. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


No way!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:39 2

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No, but it does look nice.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:41 2

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


And idea would be to have your regular launcher and glovebox, add a shortcut to your Facebook home there and launch it when you need it while still keeping your home screen the way you like it

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 21:24

40. darkkjedii (Posts: 22050; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


+1...

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 21:54

42. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I must say the launcher looks nice, honestly it would be awesome if it could be opened as standalone app lucky for us its possible with the right apps, I'll give the launcher a tips run as soon as it goes out

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:45 3

20. Feanor (Posts: 733; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


I find Facebook already intrusive enough, I wouldn't want to have people's posts straight on my face even more. This is already a reason why I'm suspicious against Windows Live Tiles and HTC Blinkfeed. I prefer a neutral interface and when I want to check Facebook, I prefer to do it manually.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 15:47 2

21. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


you guys always have the worst poll options. I would try it out.

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