Facebook Quietly Expands Home’s Circle Of Supported Devices, HTC One & Samsung Galaxy S4 Owners Can Now Opt To Be Skinned

Posted: May 10, 2013 in Apps, Facebook, GT, Mobile, Social
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Facebook Home‘s circle of supported devices has
just got a little wider. The Android launcher which
Facebook unboxed with much fanfare back in
April was only initially available for download to four
devices — namely: the HTC One X, HTC One X+,
Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note II, along with being preloaded on a new device: the HTC
First — but that select club now has a couple of new
members, according to Android Central. The blog reports that Facebook Home support has
been quietly added for HTC’s flagship HTC One
device, and also unofficially for the flagship Samsung
Galaxy S4. Yesterday Facebook reported that Home is nearing
the one million downloads mark. Crucially the
company is not breaking out active users, though, so
there’s no solid data on how much people care for
Zuckerberg’s mobile takeover. Judging by Google
Play reviews, the answer appears to be not a whole lot right now. Home has had just over 16,000 reviews
on Google Play, and is currently languishing with a
two-star rating. The downloads trajectory (below, right)
also looks to be tailing off, judging by Play’s data —
which may be partly down to the limited circle of
devices with support for Home. By gradually increasing the amount of supported
devices, Facebook may be hoping to keep Home
downloads trucking along at a steady pace — rather
than having one big spike at launch, followed by a big
fall off after everyone who wants to download Home
has Home. As well as silently adding Home supported for the
HTC One, and unofficially also the Galaxy S4 —
Android Central notes that its own S4 device now
shows an option to use Home — the blog says
the same is also true for the Sony Xperia ZL, and
speculates that other devices might also have been Home enabled. Facebook originally listed the HTC One and Galaxy
S4 as officially supported by Facebook Home at
launch but ‘not yet available’. We’ve reached out to Facebook for confirmation of
the Home support expansion and will update this
story with any response. Update: Facebook confirmed Home is now available on the HTC One
and Samsung Galaxy S4.

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