Facebook Home will be available for download on April 12, but only on select phones to start with.
Facebook today launched Home, a family of apps and a skin that runs over Android. The company said users will be able to download the user interface from the Google Play store, and that links would be found in its Facebook and messenger apps.
If you want to take a gander at Facebook Home on your tablet computer, get ready to wait.
Facebook, which today announced a family of apps for Android phones, said a tablet version will not be ready for several months.
Smartphone users will be able to start downloading the apps April 12. In his brief appearance on stage during the announcement, Facebook's director of mobile engineering, Cory Ondrejka, did not offer more specifics about the company's timetable.
If you're one of the people who get Facebook's new Home software, your social-media life will be front and center whenever you pick up your phone. It's literally putting Facebook in your face.
While that may have appeal to heavy-duty Facebook users who want to be in constant touch with their social graph, it raises some issues about "presence." People have their phones with them almost all the time, including when they're interacting with friends, family, and work colleagues, and many of us (myself included) have a habit of paying attention to our phones … Read more
A Facebook media event invitation the company released last week might be saying more than originally thought.
Last week, Facebook sent out an invite for an event it's hosting on Thursday. On the invitation, the company says, "Come See Our New Home on Android." Other than making clear that it the event will be Android related, the company provided no additional details.
However, the invitation's message might be coded to include the name of a new product the company has been working on, called Facebook Home, Google news site 9to5Google reported, citing people who claim to … Read more
A federal judge in California has rejected Home Depot's attempt to gain broad access to Facebook, Twitter, and other social-network posts made by a former employee who sued the retailer two years ago.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Suzanne Segal ruled this month that the big box retailer had the rights only to "social-networking communications between plaintiff and any current or former Home Depot employees" that relate to her employment or the lawsuit.