Some additional views of Facebook Home

Some additional views of Facebook Home
Facebook Home accomplishes a lot for basically being a application. The way the application functions and redirects the user experience is a departure from just about every other platform out there.

Taking the HTC First and its middle-of-the-road specifications aside, there are some neat features embedded with Facebook Home, and not just because the UI is smooth and new. The approach to place the “app experience” underneath the personal experience may gather momentum.

The interface ran fluidly, with no lag or stuttering at all.  One of the neat features we have to admit are the "Chat Head" notifications when a message comes in.  You can move them around or discard the notification if you want (without deleting the message of course).  During the presentation, it was stated that the effort was to ensure that the basis were done right.  Based on our initial observations, Facebook was successful in that endeavor.

As Facebook has announced that there will be updates to the Home every month, more functions are going to come as well.  In fact, we were told that just about everyone at Facebook was running the next build on their devices already.  Follow along our summary through the basics of Facebook Home.



1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No thank you! :) I'm not interested............. :)

10. TheBitterTruth unregistered

I will give it a try.

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Well, good luck with that! :)

2. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

whats the exact difference between facebook widget and facebook home???? too eager to know

3. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Some people, or rather most people here might hate Facebook, the truth is people here are like a grain of sand in a beach, we are minority. There are people out there that are on Facebook 24/7, this was made for them, and I'm sure a lot of ppl will but this fone and or download the launcher. Yday I told someone I kno who is always on Facebook about Facebook home and I showed them the video, they went crazy asking me when will the phone be available. Phonearena is on Facebook and they have lots of likes and comments over there. The truth is Facebook is relevant and people call it their home, this will be gr8 for them. Wether we like it or not. Percentages posted on Facebook don't generalize the entire planet and I'm sure it's even less that 0.00001%.

4. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Meant: percentages posted on phonearena don't generalize the entire planet...

5. lhtbinh1909

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

my job get me online more than 12 hours a day on fb but I still couldn't find any reason to buy a fb phone while my phone could use fb app or fb by browser. Poor FB and HTC, GBY

7. perfect5

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

what kind of a job is this u r working on??? i m interested to get paid for being online on social networking sites/..... :P

6. Note2waitingonNote3

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

I applaud Facebook for changing the game. Creating something with substance and something fresh. This makes Launcher pro and apex launcher frail in comparison to facebook home. Plus deciding on the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 2, and Htc One X+ and Htc One device as well as the Htc First to come out the gate with this launcher great choice. Rather people like it or not this is MAJOR and will lead to something unknown in the coming days, weeks, and months. Samsung, Htc, At@t, and Qualcomm has thrown MAJOR SUPPORT behind this launcher and product. That will lead to BIGGER THINGS for all involved definitely.

8. joesseth

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

I like what Mark Z. said, "facebook phone? It doesn't make any sense!"

9. TheBitterTruth unregistered

I will give it a try. Atleast.

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