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Video: Facebook is still trying to take over Android

December 20th, 2013

Looking back on BGR’s archive of Facebook Home stories, a very clear theme arises: no one cares about Facebook Home, Facebook’s unique mobile software that takes over Android phones and places Facebook status updates, photos and messages front and center. In spite of the apathy, Facebook is still working to integrate Home into the Android …

Facebook Home Failure Lessons

Here’s what Facebook learned from the failed Home experiment

November 14th, 2013

No one was interested in Facebook Home — not smartphone owners, not smartphone vendors. Facebook even had to provide disgruntled Home users with a step-by-step guide to disable the software entirely. It stands to reason that the bungled launch would have turned Facebook off to the idea entirely, especially in light of how dominant its mobile app has …

Facebook Home Samsung Sony

Samsung, Sony and others said to have no interest in Facebook Home

June 24th, 2013

Facebook once dreamt of making its Home software for Android available on a wide variety of smartphones out of the box, but that dream is becoming increasingly improbable with each passing day. The first handset to launch with Facebook Home pre-installed was HTC’s First and that phone was a complete flop, as BGR exclusively reported. …

How To Disable Facebook Home

Facebook tells users how to run away from Home

June 3rd, 2013

Facebook’s Home overlay certainly hasn’t been met with an overwhelmingly positive response so far, and now the company is letting users know that it’s okay to shut it off for a little bit if they find it annoying. In a post on its Facebook Mobile page, Facebook says that “if you need some alone time, …

Facebook Home Future Plans

Facebook plans to push forward with Home despite awful early reviews

May 30th, 2013

Sure, Facebook Home has been flooded with one-star reviews on Google Play and its first flagship phone, the HTC First, will likely go down as one of 2013’s biggest bombs. That doesn’t mean Facebook plans to abandon Home anytime soon, however, and AllThingsD reports that Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Wednesday defended the company’s first …

HTC First Discontinued

No Home for Facebook at AT&T: HTC First to be discontinued

May 13th, 2013

The HTC First, or “Facebook phone” as many prefer to call it, is officially a flop. It certainly wasn’t a good sign when AT&T dropped the price of HTC’s First to $0.99 just one month after its debut, and now BGR has confirmed that HTC and Facebook’s little experiment is nearing its end. BGR has …

Facebook Home Criticism Acknowledged

Facebook owns up to Home flaws, vows to push out quick fixes

May 10th, 2013

It’s difficult to tell whether Facebook Home has been successful or not since it has been downloaded more than 1 million times so far but has also been bombed with negative reviews that could mean it has a short shelf life. Technology Review reports that Facebook is acknowledging that its first attempt at creating its …