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Facebook Home Looks to Be on Its Last Legs

Facebook Home isn’t quite dead yet. You can still download it in the Google Play Store. Facebook hasn’t made any official announcements about abandoning Home. But according to a report from The New York Times, Facebook Home is on its last legs. Sources tell the Times’ Bits blog that Facebook has disbanded the crew of engineers responsible for working on …

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Facebook Updates Android App, Makes Facebook Home More Customizable

Facebook maintain that it puts mobile first these days, and they appear to be putting their money where their mouth is. Well, okay, not really. Where’s Graph Search on mobile? Anyway, Facebook has launched a new update for its Android app that brings a handful of notable features. For one, Facebook is giving Android users more control over who can …

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“Facebook Phone” HTC First Won’t Be Sold In The UK [Rumor]

When Facebook revealed Home for Android, it also revealed a new phone called the HTC First to go along with it. The phone apparently didn’t do so well in the American market leading to rumors of its demise. Now it looks like the phone won’t even get a chance across the pond. Mobile News reports that pre-orders for the HTC …

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Ray Manzarek Dies: Doors Keyboardist Was 74

Sad news for the music community, as influential keyboardist and Doors founding member Ray Manzarek has died due to complications from bile duct cancer. He was 74. Manzarek met Jim Morrison while studying film at UCLA, and the rest is history. After liking some early songs that Morrison had written, Manzarek and Morrison met up with drummer John Densmore and …

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‘Facebook Phone’ HTC First Getting the Ax from AT&T [RUMOR] [UPDATED]

It looks like the HTC First, the first true “Facebook Phone,” is about to be killed before it really gets a chance to live. According to a report from BGR, the first phone to come pre-installed with Facebook’s Android takeover Facebook Home will be discontinued by AT&T. BGR cites a “trusted source” who says that sales of the HTC First …

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Facebook Will Have Quite The Presence At Google I/O

Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg said that Google and Facebook weren’t talking much. The two seem to be getting closer thanks to Android, though, and that catalyst will be bringing Facebook to Google I/O in May. Facebook announced this week that its Facebook Developers group will be setting up shop at Google I/O. The team obviously won’t have any official …

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Facebook Home Tops 500K Installs, Over 50% 1-Star Reviews

Facebook Home, Facebook’s Android homescreen takeover, has been available for just over a week. In that time, we’ve seen the app take on a barrage of negative reviews. But people are still downloading it and trying it out. As of today, Facebook Home on Google Play has surpassed 500,000 installs. We don’t know the exact number of installs, as Google …

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Would You Ever Want a Twitter Phone?

Last week Facebook unveiled Facebook Home, their “app family” Android takeover that turns your device into a full-fledged Facebook-first hub. It takes over the homescreen, turning it into a stream for Facebook news feed content and works Facebook messaging and notifications directly into the Android UI. Although they may be hesitant to say that they’ve created a “Facebook Phone,” what …

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Facebook for iOS Gets Chat Heads, News Feed Updates

Later today, Facebook will unveil an update for their iOS app that brings chat heads, stickers, and news feed improvements. First up, iOS users will be able to use chat heads – one of the main features of Facebook Home for Android. Of course, these chat heads won’t work on your iOS home screen, only when you’re using the Facebook …

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Facebook Home for iOS Sees Conflicting Reports

Is Facebook working with Apple and Microsoft to bring Facebook Home to additional platforms? Maybe, maybe not, according to conflicting reports. Bloomberg recently spoke with product director Adam Mosseri, who stated that Facebook was in talks with both Apple and Microsoft. “We’ve shown them what we’ve built and we’re just in an ongoing conversation,” Mosseri said. He went on to …

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Facebook Home Has 47% 1-Star Reviews in the Google Play Store

Well the reviews are in for Facebook’s OS-lite “app family” Android takeover, Home, and it’s not looking great – to say the least. Since hitting the Google Play store on Friday, nearly 4,000 users reviews have been logged (3.955). And out of those nearly 4,000 reviews, nearly half of them have given the app group a 1-star rating. Just over …

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Facebook Home Gets a Couple of New Ads

Facebook Home, the company’s new OS-lite “app family” that takes over your Android device and turns the homescreen into a Facebook news feed, launched this past Friday. Now you can download the app collection from Google Play, free, on a select number of Android devices. When Facebook first announced Home, they launched a quirky little ad featuring some plane antics. …

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