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Facebook Tries Salvaging Home With Redesign That Makes Its Lockscreen More Familiar

Facebook's Home has been a bit of a flop, with few users willing to so drastically change the face of their phone. Today Facebook launched a redesign that makes Home more familiar to a traditional loc

Instagram, Other Social Content Coming To Facebook’s Home Lockscreen Says Zuckerberg, As Home Rollout ‘Slower’ Than Hoped

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, today said that <a target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com">Facebook</a> is working on a new version of the Home lockscreen that will feature Instagram and

“Designing Facebook Home” Video Gives Rare Look At Prototypes And Iteration Process

Facebook Home's launcher was inspired by Lunchables. That's just one nugget of insight into Facebook's design process from a presentation it gave to Bay Area designers in May and that it's now release

Zuckerberg And Samsung Meet, Raising Questions About Facebook’s Future Mobile Plans

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with Samsung President Shin Jong Kyun this week to discuss how the two companies might work together to help Facebook reap more revenue from advertising sales targeted

Facebook Home Gets A Much Needed Dock To Keep Your Favorite Apps Close

While Facebook Home hasn't proven to be a smash success so far, it picked up a handful of features today that might just coax a few more users to hop on board. Amongst other things, the new Home a

Facebook Advertises That You Can Turn Off Home “If You Need Some Alone Time”

Desperate to make its homescreen replacement Home seem less invasive, Facebook is advertising that you can temporarily deactivate it and use your HTC First or other Android phone as normal. The fact t

Facebook Home And Windows Phone Are Making The Same Apps-Related Misstep

The problem for Home is Facebook has underestimated how important apps -- and, crucially, the customisation that apps afford -- are to the smartphone experience. When you step back and consider it, th

Facebook Home Hits The Rocks In Europe, With UK And France Launch Of HTC First Delayed Indefinitely

More signs today the HTC First might also be the last smartphone to ship with Facebook Home pre-installed: UK carrier EE confirmed today that the first Facebook Home phone won't be launching in the UK

Rumor: AT&T To Discontinue The HTC First Facebook Phone

HTC's Facebook Home-laden First smartphone may only have debuted on AT&T last month, but it appears that the device may be a dud as far as consumers are concerned. According to a report from <a ta

Facebook’s iPhone Culture Builds An Overzealous Home On Android

Facebook didn't realize just how important widgets, docks, and app folders were to Android users, and that leaving them out of Home was a huge mistake. That's because some of the Facebookers who built

Facebook Home Is Losing Steam In The Charts…Fast

Facebook Home, the app which CEO Mark Zuckerberg touted as the “next version of Facebook,” has not been an immediate hit. Its Google Play rankings have been dropping steadily after the lau

Facebook Quietly Expands Home’s Circle Of Supported Devices, HTC One & Samsung Galaxy S4 Owners Can Now Opt To Be Skinned

Facebook Home's circle of supported devices has just got a little wider. The Android launcher which Facebook unboxed with much fanfare back in April was only initially available for download to four d

Facebook Previews New Features For Home, Which Is Near 1M Downloads And Increases Users’ Time Spent On Facebook By 25%

"Home is the first product we've released that's really about 'mobile-best' and the transition beyond 'mobile first'" said Facebook's Cory Ondrejka. To further that, Facebook previewed some new fea

Facebook Must Make Home A Layer Atop Your Widgets And Homescreen, Not A Replacement

"Where did my Android go?" is the common theme of Facebook Home reviews in Google Play. People want the widgets and old homescreen they meticulously curated. Facebook needs to preserve and offer quick

Google Crashes Facebook Home’s Easy Updating Party, Now Requires All Play Apps To Be Updated Through The Play Store

Android apps are no longer allowed to push updates, even beta updates, without going through the Play Store — this includes Facebook Home. This change abruptly closes a loophole previously utili

Facebook Home Hits 500K Downloads In Five Days, Pales In Comparison To Instagram’s Android Shift

It would appear that Facebook Home has just surpassed 500k downloads on Google Play since launching on the platform <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/04/12/facebook-home-now-live-on-google-pla

Chat Heads Coming To iOS Facebook App Via Update Pushing Out Anytime Now

Chat Heads, the Facebook Home chat feature, will be coming to the iOS Facebook app this week, and is probably getting pushed to the store now, Facebook's Home team said today on stage at the AllThings

Google’s Eric Schmidt On Facebook Home-Style Android Modification: “I Think It’s Fantastic”

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was on stage today at AllThingsD's Dive Into Mobile event in NYC, talking about his book and his vision for Google. When asked about how he and Google feel about

Facebook Home And The Promise Of Android

If you're an iPhone user, you might be feeling a little left behind, because Facebook <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/04/12/facebook-home-now-live-on-google-play-a-free-app-for-htc-one-x-and

Here’s How To Get Facebook Home Running On Nearly Any Android Device

In case you happened to miss the furor earlier today (or yesterday, depending on your timezone), Facebook officially pushed its Facebook Home launcher<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/04/12/fa
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