Facebook Home becomes the interface of your Android phone
During a presentation on the Facebook campus in California, Mark Zuckerberg has just revealed a major shift in Facebook’s integration on mobile phones. Called Facebook Home, this new version “will transform your Android phone into an incredible social mobile”
“Facebook’s mission is to allow everyone to share and make the world more open and connected”
“Our phones are now developed around applications, not people. We want to change that. »He declared during his keynote.
“The interface of smartphones today is modeled on that of computers, you want to launch an application, you must click on it”
If we had to create a Facebook mobile, we could only reach 2% of our users. This is why Facebook will not create a new phone or a new operating system but will use Google’s Android, ”he continues.
“Today we want to talk about a new category of application, the screen of your phone.
Facebook Home will be opened directly and will display all the information of your social network on the home page using the “Cover feed” function. Your applications will then be accessible via an integrated launcher ”.
Among other features, Chatheads which allows you to manage conversations with your various contacts, and will integrate all your messages and SMS. Unfortunately Chatheads will not integrate third party messaging. Chatheads will be accessible at all times to communicate, whatever service you use on your phone.
In terms of design, Facebook Home offers a completely different interface from Android.
Facebook Home will integrate the messages of your friends published on other applications by integrating directly into the information feed.
Available from April 12, Facebook Home has been optimized for HTC One and One X phones, Samsung Galaxy 3, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Note 2
Facebook Home will then be offered to tablet users.
Available initially in the United States for $ 99.99, Orange will be Facebook’s partner in Europe.