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

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?

Would you replace your Android homescreen with Facebook Home?

I'll gladly surrender my homescreen to Facebook.
13.76%
No chance. My own homescreen layout is better.
86.24%


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33 Comments

1. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

as expected :)

30. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Facebook: Crap

31. cheetah2k

Posts: 2293; Member since: Jan 16, 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..!!

33. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

2. ddurand

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

22. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 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.

28. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Duh!! No brainer!!

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

8. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Haha, clever!

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Thanks! xD

5. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

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

6. rwitt1

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

No way

7. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 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..?

10. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 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!!!

11. AndrewRamirez

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

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

29. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

12. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

i just want chat heads...

13. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

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

14. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 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.

15. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 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

16. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 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.

17. no_i_dont_think_so

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 14, 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.

18. ximacloudx

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 21, 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

19. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

And that's all about

20. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

21. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

23. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

24. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

25. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

APK 1st then i vote

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