Friday Poll: Will you adopt Facebook Home?
Facebook wants to become a lot more prominent on your Android phone, but not everyone is ready to throw the door wide and invite it in.
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Will you adopt Facebook Home?
Facebook is looking to get cozy with the home and lock screens of your Android device. The just-announcedis a suite of apps that replaces your normal home and lock screens with social-media content. It puts Facebook in your face every time you power up your phone.
Users will get notifications from friends, plus photos, status updates, and link shares. It pretty much serves up all your Facebook information without you having to ask for it or open up a separate app.
Users will be able download Facebook Home from Google Play, like a regular app. It does require a special confirmation to install, since it makes such radical changes to the existing look of your screens.
Depending on your point of view, Facebook Home either offers a convenient way to put social media at the front of your Android experience or represents an intrusive land grab for the most-viewed screen on your smartphone. So far, CNET readers haven't exactly embraced the concept. Reader mrjeremy88 offers one of the milder comments, saying, "I enjoy Facebook, but couldn't imagine taking it to this extreme. I'm sure some people will love it though."
For people who already focus their tech lives around Facebook, it could certainly make sense. Other people may be wary about the level of intrusiveness. What's your reaction to Facebook Home? Are you itching to download and install it, or will you be avoiding it altogether? Vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.