Facebook Introduces Facebook Home

Social network Facebook (Nasdaq: FB  ) has unveiled a new offering called Home at its media event today. Home is more than just a single app and is more of a layer of services that get integrated into Google (Nasdaq: GOOG  ) Android devices. Mark Zuckerberg said the idea is to emphasize people over apps.

Part of Home is a Cover feed that replaces a smartphone's home and lock screens and shows what friends are doing. There are also ways to chat and message friends easier, as well as a notification system.

Facebook is supporting a handful of devices initially, including the new HTC First, which is the first to get Home. Facebook said it will continue partnering with OEMs to have Home preinstalled, and Home will also be available for download from Google Play on April 12.


 

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