Up-close video of Facebook Home in action

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. 



1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Not interested! :(

15. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

Yep. This sucks.

16. turbalejo

Posts: 13; Member since: May 10, 2012

FB Homeless here to....

27. jcarrigan unregistered

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

2. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 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)

11. Robes1

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 08, 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.

20. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 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?

3. usashy97

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

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

24. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

4. mclifford81

Posts: 90; Member since: Jan 26, 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?

5. DFranch

Posts: 558; Member since: Apr 20, 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?

18. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 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.


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 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? -_-

7. oyalinkaya

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 25, 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^

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31539; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

9. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

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

25. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

10. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

in other words this is an Android Launcher?

13. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Launcher for Android?

12. deadstroke

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

that is nice

14. user312

Posts: 68; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

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

17. Tones

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

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

19. knowah

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 21, 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.

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

phone really sucks just like the previous one

22. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Hmm battery killer

23. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

2014 the yr of twitter phone

26. cardozclive

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 21, 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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