Facebook Home: Tablet users will need to wait

Company's long-awaited announcement about new interface for mobile users says availability on tablets is slated for later in the year.

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.

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