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Facebook Home Now Live On Google Play, A Free App For HTC One X And X+, Samsung Galaxy S III and Note II

Facebook Home, the new Android-based launcher that puts the social network and its messaging, photo and other services front and center on a user's mobile device, is now available for download on Goog

Chat Heads Comes To Facebook Messenger For Android, Works Across Apps Even Without Facebook Home

Facebook Home is due out today and will likely arrive soon, but the standalone Messenger app update is already here, and it brings Chat Heads support to most Android devices, regardless of whether or

Kik Messenger Tops 50M Registered Users, Adding Over 200K Per Day As It Delivers In-App Push For Kik Cards

The messaging space is a hot one these days, and early player Kik is no exception. The Waterloo-based company announced today that its cross-platform messaging app now has over 50 million registered u

Confirmed: Facebook Has Acquired Osmeta, A Stealth Mobile Software Startup

While <a target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com">Facebook</a> is building out a bolder role in mobile in the form of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/04/04/facebook-home-launch/">Faceb

An iPhone Lover’s Take On The Facebook Phone

“This is not a Facebook Phone.” Yeah, whatever. The HTC First is the first phone that has Facebook partnering up with an OEM to bake an Android pie with Facebook Home filling, so I’m calling it

Facebook Kills The Leaked Build Of Facebook Home For Android, All Feeds Go Black

Sorry, kids, but it looks like Facebook has taken action to disable <a target="_blank" href="http://www.modaco.com/page/news/_/android/facebook-home-pre-release-leaks-r1028">the leaked copy</a> of its

Facebook Home Android APK Leaks Ahead Of Official Release This Friday

Android users will get the chance to try out the official public release of Facebook Home later this week, but if anyone is really impatient a beta version has leaked and is available to try now. MoDa

The App Is Not Enough: Why We Might See More Companies Try Mobile Land Grabs After Facebook Home

An app on a smartphone is a limited vessel, one that can provide content and information for your audience, but within bounds set out by the operating system. People still have to navigate to your app

Chat Multi-Tasking, Facebook Home’s Game Changer, Could Rattle Apple And Google

Single-tasking has been a hallmark of mobile. But Facebook Home lets you chat in an overlaid drop-down window as you use Google, Yelp, Maps or any other app, bringing the productivity of the desktop t

Gillmor Gang: Fork You

The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — spent a too-quick hour on Facebook Home, Twitter’s new deep linking Cards, and the jousting ove

Facebook Offers Clarification On Home And Privacy Before Full Android Invasion

<a target="_blank" href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/home.png"><img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/home.png" alt="" width="566" height="355" cla

Microsoft Tells Facebook It Already Made A People-First Phone, Calling The Whole Concept Into Question

Microsoft is maybe a little jealous of the spotlight shone on Facebook yesterday for its Facebook Home announcement. In a new blog post today, Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Comm

Facebook Home: The Winners And Losers

If Facebook Home flies -- and that's a pretty big if -- Zuckerberg's freshly announced landgrab for Android owners' eyeballs, is going to create a lot of losers. The big winner of course will be Faceb

Facebook Home Boots Google Search Off The Homescreen On Most Android Phones

Shortly after Facebook's Home announcement, I got to chat with Tom Allison, Facebook's Android Engineering Manager. We discussed his favorite parts of Home, how much they changed the underlying OS, an

Orange France, EE In The UK Will Get First Facebook Home HTC First Phones In Europe In Summer 2013

Facebook <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/04/04/att-and-france-telecom-the-first-carriers-for-facebook-home-staring-with-99-99-htc-first-device/">announced them earlier</a>, and now <a target

Watch Videos Of How To Use Cover Feed, Notifications And Chat Heads On Facebook Home

Facebook Home brings a variety of new features to the Android experience, and now you can see those in action in a video series released by launch carrier partner AT&T via their official YouTube c

Android Is Where Facebook Home’s Heart Is, Not Coming To iOS Anytime Soon

After Facebook introduced “Home,” its new launcher for Android phones that will help you engage with your friends quickly without having to open the actual app, I asked Facebook CEO Mark Z

Facebook Home’s Four Most Promising Advantages Over Stock Android

Facebook's event today was all about a new "Home on Android," and that's exactly what Facebook Home delivers. The Android launcher integrates Facebook features into most aspects of the Android smartph

AT&T And France Telecom The First Carriers For Facebook Home, Starting With $99.99 HTC First Device

Facebook today <a target="_blank" href="http://newsroom.fb.com/News/597/Introducing-Home">announced</a> that AT&T and France Telecom/Orange are the first two carriers to be part of its Facebook Ho

Facebook Home Will Be Available To Download On April 12 In The Play Store For Samsung And HTC Users

Today at the Facebook phone event, the company unveiled Facebook Home, an Android “app” that will change your phone’s home screen and core features. It will be released in the Play S
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