Facebook Home moves into Google Play app store

Summary:Listen up, Facebook-loving Android smartphone owners: Facebook Home is ready for you. Well, for some of you...

Just a week after being unveiled to the world, Facebook is rolling out its new Home to Google Play.

To recall, Facebook Home is a user interface (or "family of apps") for Android smartphones that integrates the social network's core features (Likes, Comments, Messenger, etc.) and bakes them into the mobile operating system.

However, the UI is only supported by a handful of Android devices. Here's the rundown: 

  • HTC First HTC One (Future)
  • HTC One X
  • HTC One X+
  • Samsung GALAXY S III
  • Samsung GALAXY S4 (Future)
  • Samsung GALAXY Note II

Facebook Home will also come preloaded on the HTC First, which will retail with AT&T for $99.99 on contract.

Eager early adopters can head over to Google Play to download the platform for free now.

More coverage about Facebook Home on ZDNet:

Topics: Social Enterprise, Mobility, Smartphones, Developer


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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