Smartphone manufacturers not interested in Facebook Home
posted by Alan F. / Jun 24, 2013, 7:12 AM
According to Industry sources, Facebook did a smart thing and approached top Android smartphone OEM Samsung about developing a Facebook Home powered model. Some might say that the Korean based tech titan did the smarter thing and turned Facebook down. But these sources say that some Android manufacturers haven't totally rejected the idea of putting together a Facebook Home supported model. Most likely these firms are waiting to see if Facebook improves the functionality of the launcher.
Meanwhile, OEMs like HTC, Sony and Huawei are said to be more interested in improving their own home screen and UI.
The iPhone is already a facebook phone... go back to your ios turf Mr zuckerberg, no android love for you :)
posted on Jun 24, 2013, 7:14 AM 9
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Such a shame. The Hardware for the HTC First is quite good for a midranger. And considering once the Facebook home is turned off that it runs vanilla Android, it really should be doing a lot better.
posted on Jun 24, 2013, 8:00 AM 2
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It's not smartphone manufacturers are not interested in Facebook Home. It is consumers are not interested in Facebook Home. Just look at the rating on Google Play. It is a 2.5 star average and the majority of people gave it only 1 star.
posted on Jun 24, 2013, 8:27 AM 0
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OK honestly - really good idea that would have sold well to 35 and under crowd - if ... A: Not an AT&T exclusive (Big Red for me) B: not an HTC (H.ard T.o C.onnect) C: Didn't have so many glitches (Apparently since i would know since it wasn't...) D: Available Download for more Phone Models
posted on Jun 24, 2013, 8:43 AM 0
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What Zuckerberg, FB and its shareholders don't grasp is that the popularity of Facebook is in spite of its creepiness, not because of it. My friends and family and I use Facebook because it's the most convenient way to stay in touch with the friends and family that we don't normally call or text. We don't like it, we just use it.
posted on Jun 24, 2013, 9:38 AM 1
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