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On April 12th, Facebook Home will arrive in the Play Store... for select devices. It's a homescreen replacement app, and for those who use Facebook regularly, might be something worth looking into. The demos of the app looked smooth and simple - there's a lot of that gesture business going on - and while I'm not exactly big on Facebook, I know I'm going to give it a whirl just to see what it's like.

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What about you - is your curiosity piqued enough to try out Facebook's newest mobile endeavor (assuming your phone is compatible)?

Are you going to try Facebook Home?

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David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Scott Haw

    Not a chance. I stopped using facebook a long time ago.

  • Rohin Galhotra

    Personally, I despise Facebook and only have a Facebook account because so many things use Facebook logins. As Facebook is slowly starting to die off, I doubt many people other than teenage girls who rather have an iPhone would actually care about using Facebook Home.

    • http://twitter.com/oOBlueOo Haunter

      > Says Facebook is dying off
      > This article is minutes old and has 10+ fBook shares

      I'm not sure what world you live in... but, despite your personal distaste with fBook, it's still a very relevant, thriving, social network that isn't "dying" by any definition of the word. To see their daily unique login statistics or days new user stats, and saying any differently would be silly.

      • http://www.facebook.com/amar.a.singh.7 NoIdentity Necessary

        It indeed is, but this can happen faster than you would think... I remember being on various other social networks before facebook and the switch happened in less than a year.

        People are always waiting for the next "cool" or better thing, and as soon as there is a viable option to facebook the only ones that will still be using it are single mothers that play little games with an average age of ~50.

        But yes, as of now it truly is "the big thing"

        • http://twitter.com/RaspberryDuff Matt

          I'd argue it was a bit of a different time for social networks, before they reached the ubiquitous position they're in now. Even MySpace and Friendster seemed to be used by a very limited proportion of my friends and, though obviously that's anecdotal, the fact that everybody is linked to everybody on facebook means it's tough to just "break free" of a social network when something better comes along.

          Google+'s so-so usage (even for those who joined the network, I often see people who posted last over a year ago) is a pretty good example of how tough it can be to grow a new social network now. You can't just switch to one you prefer anymore unless your 250+ friends that you want to stay in contact with all make a collective migration as well.

          Now it feels like it would take something pretty monumental to make people switch to another network, though I agree the "cool" factor of facebook may be dead. We'll see how this goes.

          • http://twitter.com/oOBlueOo Haunter

            Exactly. I always see people on the internet talking about "the death of fBook" and "fBook is dying"... and I'm sure a ton of people remember the birth of G+ and the fanboys chanting "This is the fBook killer", etc, etc. While I personally don't care one way or the other, the fact that fBook did such a great job of building interconnectivity from the beginning is going to make it a hard fight.

            Friendster, LiveJournal, etc... social networking was more a niche thing among younger audiences. MySpace was the most successful social site to date (at the time), and even that was a predominately teen audience with their glitter graphics and what not. Facebook's upswing in popularity coupled with the timing of the smartphone revolution literally got everyone and their mother involved. This is literally the first time we've ever seen social networking so widely accepted, and integrated in to our daily lives. Despite the nay-sayers "hating everything about fBook", I'd be willing to bet 98% of the people they know have profiles and check them at least once a week, if not daily... and there's almost no way those people are going to leave unless a solid 100+ people they know are there to interact with, the basis of SOCIAL networking.

            On an unrelated note, I'm always amused about the people who cry "privacy foul" on fBook, especially on Android websites. While I've loved Android since launch with my G1, and Google pretty much runs my virtual existence, I have 0 delusions about the fact that Google is just as much a data harvesting business as fBook is... data we willing supply. Anybody who thinks Google doesn't harvest data for ad targeting should really look in to it.

          • Sootie

            I'm with you in that I dont think facebook is dying yet however I dont agree with you that it has to be replaced by something. People existed for thousands of years without 'social media' and they seemed to do ok. I personally havent had any social media account for the last 2 years or so and I have never felt like I was missing out on anything. Whenever I see my friends they always tell me stories and assure me I would have already known about them if I had fb but then I remind them that they just told me the story anyway so I missed nothing and actually had something to talk about

          • http://twitter.com/oOBlueOo Haunter

            I'm not saying we need another social network to replace it, I was only saying the fight to build something as popular will be difficult. As far as "We lived thousands of years with them and got along fine"... well, we also got along without HDTVs, laptops, tablets, WiFi, movies, BluRay, central air, electricity, etc, etc... yet, here we are. Times change.

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    • MoogleStiltzkin

      i don't use fb much (i only keep an account for contests cause many require 1), nor do i like it. But i doubt fb is dying off, seeing as it's the most popular social network in the world, and they are keen on keeping it that way.

      I've seen uncles, aunties, grandparants, young adults, even teens use facebook ... lots of age group uses it ... so no i don't think it's going to die :/ although i wish it did.

      if i must sum up what is the most awful thing about facebook (other than the obvious privacy issues) i would say "farm ville" ! as if checking our emails daily wasn't enough GEEZ !

    • Amanda Perpina

      >Facebook is slowly starting to die off
      If your definition of 'slowly' is many years, decades even, I can see a kernel of truth in what you're saying. Otherwise you lost the intellectual debate once you took your brain out of your skull and said "FB is dying". I think I heard you say that last year, and the year before that, and you'll probably say it next year when they have 2 billion users. It's "only" 2 billion right? They'll die off in a day bro, I'm with you.

      • Rohin Galhotra

        I understand that most people say that Facebook is still living and won't die for a while, but at the same time I see articles such as this (http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/1/4049592/the-age-of-the-brag-is-over-why-facebook-might-be-losing-teens ) that make me think otherwise. At one point I think Facebook was genuinely a great service and helped people connect, but when I login once every month or so and see the newsfeed filled with random crap that looks suspiciously like chain mails from grandma it's hard to see why people still use it. I personally viewed this launch as a desperate move to have people use their facebook more often. TBF, yes, there are a literal shitton of facebook users, over a billion. But that doesn't mean that one billion uses their account as often as two years ago or even a couple months ago. This is the same fear that caused Facebook's IPO to plummet--many investors didn't think the company could grow anymore or even keep the users it had/has for very long.

        • http://twitter.com/oOBlueOo Haunter

          Have you actually looked at the unique logins to Facebook daily? All of the fact are pointing the opposite directions from the editorials you're putting faith in.

          • Franky

            With corporations noticing (as usually two years after everyone else) social media as a new "channel of communication" (i.e. a new way to spam you with a magacrapton of commercials for stuff you don't want/need) it is only a matter of time until the hype is over.

            And not just for facebook but for all major social networks that don't stop this trend early enough.

    • http://www.NotesOfGenius.com Malinda Alahakoon

      I don't really agree. Facebook is growing and people like the changes that they did in past few years.

  • http://twitter.com/GamerKingFaiz Faiz-ur Rahman

    Of course I will TRY it. Will I stick with it, that's a matter of how well it works and if it doesn't have any annoying features.

  • Mehmet Fatih YILDIRIM

    if it ll need some odin kinda stuff, I will not bother to try it, but if its like some kind of Go ex launcher kind of thing, I can take a look at it :)

    • http://twitter.com/oOBlueOo Haunter

      Why would you need Odin for something publicly released in the Play Store...

      • Mehmet Fatih YILDIRIM

        I thought it would be some kind of new Rom thing :) and if its going to be an app in the play store why would someone buy HTC First? that's odd,

  • http://twitter.com/karlovranjes Karlo

    I have unactive Facebook account and i dislike the whole Facebook thing but will give their launcher a go to see how it works!!!

  • maverick

    so much hate, but still everyone's gonna try it even if the poll results says no

  • LAKAME

    I only visit FB because that's the only place my friends are.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rmkattan Rami Kattan

      I don't visit FB because that's the only place my friends post stupid things to :)

    • Sootie

      Your friends are real people (i hope) they exist in the real world and there are many ways you can contact them without facebook!

      If your friends are literally only on facebook as in they dont leave their computer then maybe its time for new friends

      • LAKAME

        No, I mean my real friends only use FB for their online social stuff. I prefer G+, but there is no choice :D

  • Tarek El-Ghazaly

    I really want to salute Facebook on an job very well done. That said, I won't be getting Facebook Home, mainly due to the lack of widget functionality (I use them a lot), and because I opt to be offline most of the time on facebook chat, even though I'm almost always on FB. Having this chat bubble thing for Whatsapp, however, would have been really neat.

  • MoogleStiltzkin

    fb already has privacy issues as it is. Ever been bugged by facebook "do u know this person ???" non stop ? I do !

    We don't need to give fb even more license to snoop around your device with this FB home thing.

    That is what launchers like Nova Prime are for; not facebook ..... facebook is 1 of many apps, and it shouldn't dominate your phones home screen, even if you do use facebook alot. There are apps out there that would suffice namely friendster. Why do you need need even greater fb integration knowing that it isn't good for your privacy o.O;

    • karmalade

      I'll check app permission first before installing this fb launcher.
      Anything suspicious or privacy concern then I'll pass.

      • MoogleStiltzkin

        well that sounds a reasonable approach. Personally friendster is sufficient for my needs.

  • Kurt Wurmser

    I haven't really looked into it, but let's see...I have the Facebook app and Facebook messenger on my phone already. That's all the Facebook on my phone I need.

  • mauric

    I give it a 0.0001% chance of staying on my phone for longer than one day, but i will try it. If only for being able say its utter crap afterwards.

  • http://twitter.com/skinggzyq リン

    I'm gonna wait and see reports of how it does when a device sleeps, if Home will keep waking the phone up when the screen goes off since chatheads is there.

  • MrWicket

    I'll install it for a few minutes just to see what it's like but I can't imagine I'll keep it..

    • http://www.facebook.com/nschiwy Nick Schiwy

      ^What he said. I don't think i'll even like it but I always like to try new things like this. It's like having the different android skins

  • DeadSOL

    Install and delete. :)

    • WHO?

      Fix dinner and throw it away :)

  • DennisHeffernan

    Not just no, but HELL NO.

  • Jake

    Try - yes, use regularly - unlikely.

  • http://www.facebook.com/abhikurve Abhi Kurve

    Of course...only to uninstall it a few seconds later!

  • lim wee huat

    If I don't install and try it, how am I going to criticize it?

    • ScottColbert

      That hasn't stopped anybody else. :P

    • cruz

      make sense :D

      but what I get from your statement is,
      "you can't give 1-star rating if you don't install it"

      xD XD

  • Gabe Stover

    I'll try it out probably... but I highly doubt it'll ever have a place a default homescreen for me.

  • Frank Milton

    I get too much Facebook spam and dumbed down posts from my FB friends as is when I check there. I won't give away the freedom of my phone so some twits in California will have higher usage numbers to cash in their millions!

  • nsnsmj

    I'm not gonna lie. The only reason I even use Facebook is because all my friends do. It's the only way I'm able to keep in contact with most of them. But I truly hate Facebook. Really. So to be honest, I'm gonna download the app, try it for a few minutes, give it a 1 star rating, and uninstall that sucker.

    I may sound petty, but eh, I don't care. I hope Facebook Home doesn't do well at all. I hope the phone completely bombs (sorry, HTC). I hope Facebook eventually fades into obscurity.

    /rant

    Well, now that that's outta my system, I how you're all having a wonderful day.

    :)

    • Facebook is a Crutch

      If you can't stay in touch with them any way but Facebook, are they really your friends? My real friends have my phone number, we stay in touch with that, and by actually doing things in the real world.

      Everything on Facebook is superficial BS. Aside from my real friends, none of my Facebook "friends" give a crap about me, and I don't really care about them either. I quit it almost a year ago and haven't looked back, don't miss it at all.

      Facebook is a self-esteem crutch that people use to make themselves feel better about themselves. They post some status message about what they're doing that nobody really cares about, and then feel good when people "like" it and comment on it, even though other people only do that for their own cheap entertainment and in the hopes that people will reciprocate to boost their own confidence.

      • Sootie

        This times a billion!

        your friends are real people go do real people stuff with them!

  • http://twitter.com/RaspberryDuff Matt

    I guess I can see why they haven't worked in support for the Nexus 4 out of the box, but it's "the" developer phone. It may not have the highest usage share of any phone, but it's gotta be super easy to design Facebook Home for if you already have it running on stock Android on the HTC First. Maybe the fact that it's 4.2.2 instead of 4.1, but HTC One support and Galaxy SIV support is supposed to be coming and they're running 4.2+ as well. I dunno...I don't get it.

  • SoWhy

    I use Facebook to communicate to people I know and I do that when I need to. I don't want nor need constant updates, so there is no possible reason for me to use this app.

  • RitishOemraw

    MAybe if my phone was supported and if people posted more interesting stuff on there and I actually used fb messenger.
    Used fb messenger like 5 times and they ended within 5 messages with something like: "Is your whatsapp broken?" So chatheads won't do for me. Too bad that was a nice feature. Hope G+messenger/Bable/Babel and whatsapp will implement it.

    And my lockscreen has more important things to do with dashclock, though it is a cool feature if you are constantly watching fb, which I don't. MAybe if it would show new stories from specific Currents subscriptions, that would be usefull.

  • mechapathy

    I will try it, simply out of curiosity. Can I see it becoming my default launcher? Not even a little.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    I will only because i like to try everything, will i use it though? hell no.

  • http://www.theandroidsite.com benmarvin

    I'll try it once, just to see what it's like. But I'm not going to use if for longer than a couple hours.

  • GraveUypo

    no. not really interested and i don't care about facebook outside making money off it.

  • http://twitter.com/JazzEspresso JazzEspresso

    i hate facebook!!

  • Richard Yarrell

    Facebook is VERY VIABLE and won't be going anywhere anytime soon. Much applauds to facebook for creating something that is innovative something much better than Launcher pro or Apex launcher. This will be something that I will definitely try on my Galaxy Note 2 on April 12 if it doesn't feel right then back to touchwiz. This is a great concept and should be adopted by other social networks.

    • squiddy20

      Launcher Pro? Are you stuck in 2010 or something? For god sakes, the thing hasn't been updated since 17 May 2011... ANYTHING would be "much better than Launcher Pro".

      • Richard Yarrell

        Oh god now your here leaving comments about launchers. Gosh what a loser you have turned out to be. You don't have a Galaxy Note 2, or S3, S4, Htc One, or Htc first. So really you're comment doesn't even matter. You have no social media accounts cause your a coward who hides behind false names. We definitely won't be seeing you on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or any legitimate network

        • RetroGameFanboy

          Who cares if you don't have a facebook or any social media site since all my friends have my phone number and I talk to them a lot without the need to be on any social media and using my S3 the way it was intended, for work, gaming and calling people and talking to them.

        • squiddy20

          "Gosh what a loser you have turned out to be." Says the guy who "knew" the US version of the S4 would have a flexible 1080p screen, wireless charging, 3 GB of RAM, the Exynos 5 Octa, and "a pad" on the device to measure blood pressure/blood glucose levels. What a loser yourself.

          "You don't have a Galaxy Note 2, or S3, S4, Htc One, or Htc first. So really you're comment doesn't even matter." :rollseyes: As if the only people who can comment on this article are the ones who have the above mentioned phones... What a moron. You've obviously never heard of the 1st Amendment...

          "You have no social media accounts cause your a coward who hides behind false names." Wrong again. I do have a Facebook (under my real name) and for a time, I had a G+ profile. By all means, keep up those "useless", utterly baseless, and ridiculously stupid "insults".

          "or any legitimate network" As opposed to an "illegitimate network"? What are you, 10?

  • Larkhillv

    I selected "No" only because there wasn't a "Hell no" option.

    • Jason St John

      Hahaha! I thought the same thing. I like facebook on my computer, but the app crashes/malfunctions all the time. Why would I want to give them control of more of my phone?

      • Larkhillv

        Indeed, plus, even though I use FB, I don't need to check it every 5 minutes or every time I unlock my phone. Also, it wouldn't be unlikely that FB starts declining within one's two-year contract if they get a phone like the HTC First, so why would you want a phone like that where it's pretty much built in. Sure you can turn it off, but then it's just bloatware. Might as well get a Nexus phone for a true pure Android experience.

    • http://www.NotesOfGenius.com Malinda Alahakoon

      You'll never know how it is, if you won't try..

  • Omar Feliciano

    I will test it just to see it then unistall it ASAP LOL

  • Facebook H8TR

    Facebook app sucks.. Cant imagine the launcher would be any better. Google+ FTW

  • Tomi Golob

    No, because I dont support rape

  • Alex

    I download everything surrounded with buzz. 98% of these apps are uninstalled within minutes.

  • http://notatoad.com notatoad

    no poll option for "facebook home looks awesome, but i don't use facebook" ?

  • http://visionaforethought.wordpress.com/ Oflife

    I always believe in opting for things that are good for one, and also benefit others. My observation over the last few years has been that without exception, every person I know (of any age group) who has become a relatively heavy user of FB has become:

    1. Unable to hold a lengthy in person or phone conversation.

    2. Significantly more unreliable when it comes to employment, meetings and other time critical tasks/events.

    3. Rude, in all sense of the word, from being distracted by their phone to just become aggressive as their minds become obsessed with what everyone else is doing, their appearance on line etc etc.

    4. Frustrated about something that they cannot put their finger on, but that psychologists will no doubt put down to insecurity and vanity.

    Oh, and this the first mention of it anywhere (figured why not now), I'm involved (in stealth mode) in the development of a device and associated ecosystem that will offer an alternative and more human manner in which to communicate.

    That's all!

    #tuit

    • bobbutts

      You need to meet more people and calm down.

      • http://visionaforethought.wordpress.com/ Oflife

        Thank you, you have just proved my point. "More people?" How about, a better class of people! One hears of people posting messages to '500 friends'. Quality over quantity, always. Don't forget, FB is the result of a personality trait of it's founder and like some tech blogs (not this one), has eliminated dignity, respect and honor from the world of IT and society as a whole. Even the last bastion of intellectual information on technology, Electronic Engineering Times has become all gossipy. And here in the UK, the dumb authorities are appointing clueless teenagers as police liaison, with predictable consequences.

        We are doomed as a species thanks to all this because there won't be anyone smart or focused enough to build out future.

        (My team, who are all very intelligent and social, all agree with me on this btw and we all communicate by phone on a one to one basis that is NOT shared with everyone else, unless we're having a meeting.)

        More reading for you...

        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/9975118/Facebook-Home-could-change-our-brains.html

        • bobbutts

          Most people I know post a few baby or party pictures once in awhile, engage in some brainless political rants, and continue with their offline life without any issues. Surely there are people that overdo it, but I submit that you are vastly overstating this in your rant.
          I suspect most of the people buried in their phones failing to live in the moment would be doing something else rude or useless if FB wasn't there to distract them. These people are poor employees and friends with our without social media.

  • Breezer23

    No reason not to TRY it. Doesn't mean I'll keep it.

  • xriderx66

    Sad to see so many people pick No.
    When all us android fanboys tell iPhone sheeps to "try it before you hate it!" yet we can't do the same for an app such as this.
    Big difference between trying it and uninstalling it and just straight up not installing it

  • whargharbl

    Try? Yes. Actually use? No.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jared.cormier Jared Cormier

    Haven't signed into Facebook in years, why would I want it?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502539242 Mike Shaw

      your comment was useless then thanks...

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502539242 Mike Shaw

    Just spent $16 on Next Launcher so I will try it but probably not use it.

  • JHS_NL

    I think I am going to try it. Just see how it works, if I don't like it I deinstall it.

  • r00t4rd3d

    HELL! no.

  • Rodrigo

    Yeah, Im not enough of a fb junkie as to need it on my home screen; the regular app cuts it for me. But I still want to check it out and I can see its usefulness for some people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768522715 Doug Fiedor

    I read the articles and watched the videos for Facebook Home. It'll work on my Note II, but there is no way I want that package larding up my phone. My phone has the Facebook app, but I have never used it. Facebook is on my laptop, that's enough. Really, I don't I need Facebook knowing everyplace I go, who I talk with and which apps I use. Google already does. That's quite enough. Anyone wishing to contact me already knows to either call or use e-mail. I'm not likely to respond to anything else.

  • http://www.facebook.com/riza.sps Riza Sps

    Isn't it funny most pepole dont like FB.
    But its 2nd Most visited Web on Planet earth!

    • nickmorgs

      A bit like how no one admits they like Mariah Carey, but everything she releases does well in the charts !

  • Logan Milliken

    I don't use Facebook. So no.

  • Ray

    No way.. not even if you paid, unless it was in the millions, then I might consider it, for an hour or two!

  • Taylor

    If you want facebook home, why not just buy a windows phone. Facebook riped off windows phone and hope Microsoft can find they infringed on their patent and sue both google and facebook.

  • Jadephyre

    No, I won't.
    I'm using FB fairly often, but I don't want it plastered all over my phone.

    Also, apart from making this, they should have invested more time in refining their already existing program, make it conform to the Holo guidelines (like Twitter recently did) and generally make it more responsive.

  • http://www.NotesOfGenius.com Malinda Alahakoon

    I'm looking forward to use this. I'm not sure about most of the people, personally I like the changes Facebook did for the last few years. Changes to home screen layout, time line, profile cover, messages etc.

    So I'm expecting something interesting here as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667020551 Jose Torres

    A big fat NOPE!

  • Dwayne Wilkinson

    Considering I deleted my facebook account four years ago and the only things I think I missed were two totally shitty school reunions, I can safely answer no.

  • dylan84

    I would rather go buy an iPhone than sully my One X with that crap. It will never ever be installed on my phone.

  • John O’Driscoll

    Well hello buggy app, adverts and spam.

    goodbye privacy!

  • WHO?

    Everyone complains FB is a privacy concern. What secret government documents are you storing on your phone? What sites are you visiting that are illegal to get you thrown in jail? Your not...Well 99% of American's have not one piece of info that's interesting enough to go viral . What person in your call log do you know that sleeps in the white house and well known? You have no privacy unless your 1% that uses VPN on a cell phone to route traffic an that still can be traced. Lets just all stop online banking, online loan approvals, adding our pictures to any site, and go back to rotary phones and snail mail. Oh but its easier to tap a old/rotary phone line and to get your mail delv to the neighbors inbox.

    Everyone gets all up in arms that a SOCIAL MEDIA site can track you personal life.Im suppose to get pissed of that Facebook recommended android phone because they tracked my web history? I guarantee even CIA use facebook for no work related things and laugh at the things we say about privacy.

  • Khánh Nguyễn Quốc

    If it is just a free app, it doesn't hurt to try it. So yes

  • Gnex Owner

    If my phone WERE compatible I would give it a go. Can't bring myself to click the subjunctive lacking poll option though, sorry

  • WilliamSurname

    Nope. I shut down my Facebook account when I got sick of their constant mucking around with my privacy settings. Removing the ability to keep my profile unlisted was the final straw.

  • SK

    The Facebook Home app will probably ask for a lot more permissions than the Facebook app. So, no, I won't be installing it. Even if the permissions were the same, it would be hard to beat Apex Launcher, but I might give it a shot for a few days.

  • Aman Yajurvedi

    I dont have facebook.

  • Motto

    the key to the question being "Try"..

  • Jesus Urrabieta

    I will, although it probably won't sick since I'm not a great facebook fan. My wife will be their perfect objective, once they make it compatible with Nexus 7. But I see in the future they trying to impose their appstore, widgets, etc. and then that will be the deal breaker, like kindle does.

  • Tj Hariharan

    I don't understand this need g for picture centric social apps....not everybody's buddy's share just pics. This would still be okay if it was done like g+ or the actual fb app or one of those streaming home screens...giant pictures one at a time, abd even then I can't see the whole picture at once? Terrible terrible home screen

  • RetroGameFanboy

    No. Whats the point in replace a good working launcher like Action Launcher or Nova for a badly made one that can't do the same stuff.

  • http://www.facebook.com/georgealexiouvalentey George Av

    i'm gonna try this... but doubt it will stay installed for more than 5 minutes..

  • trumpet444

    I hardly use the app itself.

  • umataro42

    I use Facebook, so I'm not against the service itself, but I don't even like their Android app. Even after the "improvements" its still a space and battery hog, often running in the background even after I set it to not synch unless I open it. So I can't imagine a full launcher in addition to the app being any better. I'll just stick to the mobile website. Not that it really matters, its not available for my phone and I don't care enough to sideload it.

  • Blake Ourso

    Personally, i distrust facebook 100%. When you install the FB app, your privacy/security settings reset. When they "update" their security settings, your privacy and security settings reset. When you do anything minor, it seems like your stuff resets.

    They were already caught in other countries stealing information off of phones via the normal facebook app, which has limited permissions.

    There's no way in Hell I'm giving them full permissions to my phone, which most home-screens use on Android.

    The only reason i'm on Facebook anymore is b/c when I want to organize a party or event it's just simpler to create the event where the user base (my friends) is already established. Nobody understands how awesome Google+ is. I don't get if the world has just gotten dumber or if they're just too lazy to take 5 minutes to learn something new....either way G+ is far superior (except for the group chat...which apparently is getting changed).

  • Tony B

    Funny how people get crazily addicted to the full Facebook site, but when it comes to convenience in software form, they spit on it. What a world.

  • http://www.9kizi.com/ 9kizi

    yes , everytime