Facebook Introduces 'Home' for Android, Will Work on Galaxy S 4

Posted April 4, 2013 at 6:20pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 14501 views

Facebook has introduced 'Home' a new smartphone experience designed to let you 'see the world through people, not apps'.

Cover feed
Cover feed replaces the lock screen and home screen. It's a window into what's happening with your friends - friends finishing a bike race, your family sharing a meal or an article about your favorite sports team. These are the beautiful, immersive experiences that you get through Home.

You might have missed these updates before, but now they're a central part of the Home experience. Since Home is both your lock screen and home screen, the content comes right to you. You can flip through to see more stories, and double tap to like what you see.

Chat heads
With chat heads you can keep chatting with friends even when you're using other apps. When friends send you messages, a chat head appears with your friend's face, so you see exactly who you're chatting with. Messages reach you no matter what you're doing - whether you're checking email, browsing the web, or listening to music.

You can move chat heads around and respond to messages. And since SMS is integrated into Facebook Messenger for Android, chat heads include Facebook messages as well as texts.

When something happens that's more important and directed at you, like a friend posting on your timeline, you'll receive notifications with their profile pictures. To open notifications, just tap them. And if you don't want to deal with them right now, you can just swipe to hide them and keep flipping through cover feed until you want them back.

It's as easy to get to your apps in Home as it is on any other phone. Swipe up to see your favorite apps in the launcher. There's also a screen containing all of your apps, and you can drag your favorite apps to the launcher.

Home will be available as a free download from the Google Play Store starting April 12. It works on the HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung GALAXY S III and Samsung GALAXY Note II. Home will also work on the forthcoming HTC One and Samsung GALAXY S4, and on more devices in the coming months.

Home will also be available pre-installed on phones through the Facebook Home Program. HTC and AT&T are the first companies working together to deliver a phone with Home. It's called the HTC First and it goes on sale April 12.

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zimou13 - April 10, 2013 at 3:29pm
Cette toute nouvelle interface « Home » est simple et facile à utiliser. Cependant, elle fonctionne seulement avec la dernière version Android Jelly Bean et n’est donc pas disponible sur tous les Smartphones (à peine 25 % des d’entre eux). En revanche, les fans du Samsung Galaxy S4 pourront en profiter dès la sortie de l’appareil et installer « Home » sur leur nouveau Smartphone. Selon Mark Zuckerberg, la nouvelle interface Facebook sera disponible dès le 12 avril ; les propriétaires de Galaxy Note 2 ou autre Galaxy S3 pourront ainsi profiter de cette nouveauté dans tout juste une semaine.
עיליי - April 29, 2013 at 7:52am
Dont get the posts - April 5, 2013 at 12:57pm
Why are you all so angry? Knock it off so people can comment
north korea - April 5, 2013 at 8:35am
just like another launcher.
Mike - April 5, 2013 at 3:22am
You're a friggin troll "friend"
jon - April 4, 2013 at 9:00pm
this is a nice layout. if you guys dont like it try dev a GUI yourself and rant about something, you guys are selfish.
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