Facebook Unveils 'Home' Screen For Android Devices

Today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new home screen experience called Home for Android devices. Facebook is trying to change the user experience on smartphones so that users can navigate "through people, not apps" on their phones.

During the Q&A session, Zuckerberg said that working on Home for Android was smooth because the platform is open and no Google intervention was required, but bringing Home to iOS would have to happen via the existing partnership with Apple.

The company has designed all user interactions to focus on individual people instead of keeping text messages and emails from the same friends separate.

Also Facebook announced a new messaging feature called 'chat heads' that allows users to keep their Facebook messages and SMS on top of every app on the smartphone. The company is placing a huge emphasis on 'people' and 'content' instead of 'apps', and, as a result, the company has put itself in the midst of everything the user does on their devices.

Engadget reports that Home will be available on a few Android devices on April 12th. Facebook expects that Home will arrive on Android tablets later this year. Also the company is offering a program for devices makers and carriers to install Home into devices from the factory.

Follow us on Twitter:     

| |


Leave a comment

Written by maxim

Friday, April 5, 2013. 0:50

Leave a Reply

You can login with iPhoneRoot account here.