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Apr
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Facebook did a soft launch of its new Home launcher late last week, which left a lot of its international users out in the cold. Good news: if you've been dying to get your hands on Home, it's now available outside of the US. Of course, device restrictions still apply, as the app is only available on a handful of handsets right now:

  • HTC One X
  • HTC One X+
  • HTC One
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • Samsung Galaxy S 4

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And if you like what it has to offer but aren't necessarily sold on using it full time, there's an easy way to keep all of Home's functionality without sacrificing your existing launcher. Head below to give it a shot.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • larussa

    Apk has changed?

  • mesmorino

    As my mandem in da endz say, "das a propa long ting"

  • adi19956

    My favourite review of this on the Play Store:

    "... Unless major changes are made including an easy way to get to my home screen I will not reinstall."

    • John O’Connor

      press the home button... how hard is that, i wish google (and possibly other social networks) would create a lockscreen like this

  • mauric

    Don't know what changed, I was able to install and get it 100% functional on release date in europe.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Something was updated today, though I'm not sure what it was. In fact, all 3 apps were updated - Facebook, Home, and Messenger.

    We tested availability in Germany and UK. I take it it's a true global rollout, considering earlier comments from AllThingsD's conference saying that this would be happening later today.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.dickinson.963 James Dickinson

    lasted 5 seconds. what a waste of time and money (for facebook) this will never take off, its CRAP compared to every other home screen Ive seen.

  • ElfirBFG

    Pffft, device restrictions.

  • blacque

    all i know is i got decent battery life using facebook home then when i use touchwizz

  • Catalin Nichita

    Facebook Home is a fail. If you read the reviews from the Google Apps store, you will understand what I mean.

  • porter86

    The launcher is nice, but if you want Facebook Home there's not much point in buying the HTC First when the Samsung Galaxy S4 is so much better and will no doubt be supported soon after it launches! Great comparison here - http://versusio.com/en/htc-first-vs-samsung-galaxy-s4

  • http://twitter.com/lukamlinar Luka Mlinar

    Every now and again I go to the play store and check the 1 star reviews people are giving Home. Makes me feel all warm inside ^.^

  • Ashish Banerjee

    not available for my Nexus >:(

  • Andrew Kachaniwsky

    My HTC One and Galaxy S4 both still report:

    "Thanks for installing Facebook Home. Your device is not supported yet. You'll get a notification when Facebook Home is ready for your device."

  • Raian

    No support for Nexus devices... Pffft...

  • Alan

    What I don't get is that they released it for devices that already have a manufacturer skin but not for Nexus devices which would make more sense!!!

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