Would you replace your Android homescreen with Facebook Home?

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!

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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48 Comments

1. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Definitely NOT!

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

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 :)

43. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

45. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

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

2. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

3. fragje

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

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

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No! Just NO!!

5. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

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

32. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

They should just make a good widget instead.

6. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1273; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Hell NOOOOOO.....

14. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Why wasn't this an option in the poll?

7. Fluxman

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

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

29. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 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?

8. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

Maybe for a few minutes just to see what its like

9. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

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

10. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

11. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

If they added twitter support maybe...

12. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

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

13. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 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.

15. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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

16. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

26. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

No way!

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No, but it does look nice.

19. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

+1...

42. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

20. Feanor

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jun 20, 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.

21. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

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

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