Instagram Coming to Windows Phone 8 When Lumia 928 Launches?

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Popular Facebook-owned photo sharing service Instagram may launch its app for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform alongside the launch of Nokia’s new Lumia 928. New rumors suggest that the app, which has long been rumored for the platform, would arrive alongside several other apps this spring, including Temple Run 2 and Jetpack Joyride. Rumors of […]

Angry Birds Friends Coming To iOS and Android Thursday

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This Thursday Rovio will bring Angry Birds Friends, its social bird-flinging game to iOS and Android for the first time. Angry Birds Friends started life as a Facebook app last year, and currently has about 15 million daily users. The game uses familiar Angry Birds gameplay and lets players compete against their friends to get […]

Google Makes Updating Through Google Play a Store Requirement

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Android apps that users download and buy in the Google Play Store can only receive upgrades through the Google Play going forward. The change, which only recently appeared as part of the Google Play Developer Content Policy makes it clear that using the Google Play store to initially distribute an application and then update itself, won’t be […]

Facebook Home for iOS a Closer Reality Thanks to Jailbreak Tweak

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While Facebook brought the essence of its new Facebook Home UI and app launcher experience from Android to iOS through a Facebook app update that brought the Chat Heads messaging GUI to iPhone and iPad users within the Facebook app, all remaining traces of Home are left behind once users exit the iOS app. Now, […]

Twitter Home Screen for Android Could Take on Facebook Home

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A home screen powered by Twitter could be in Android’s future, that’s the gist of what Twitter executives told AllThingsD during yesterday’s sessions at the publication’s Dive Into Mobile conference. When asked if Twitter would also be creating its own Android homescreen replacement to allow users to see Tweets at a glance, Michael Sippey, Twitter’s […]

Facebook 6.0 Brings Chat Heads To iPhone and iPad

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A new update to Facebook for iOS that will hit later today brings Chat Heads to the iPhone and iPad, and brings a new News Feed layout to the iPad. A preview of Facebook 6.0 from The Verge shows that Chat Heads, which Facebook introduced with Facebook Home, will come to the Facebook app later […]

Facebook in Talks to Break into Apple’s, Microsoft’s Walled Gardens

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In an interview with Bloomberg, Facebook’s director of product Adam Mosseri revealed that the company is now engaged in active dialogue with Apple and Microsoft in trying to get its recently unveiled Facebook Home user interface onto the iOS and Windows Phone ecosystems respectively. The social network giant, which has thus far enjoyed a good relationship […]

Messenger Brings The Best Part of Facebook Home To All Android Phones

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Facebook Home arrives on Android today for a small number of devices, and Chat Heads, arguably the best feature of Home, is now available for all Android users. The latest version of Facebook Messenger brings Chat Heads to any Android phone, giving all users the chance to have their messages pop-up over any app they’re using. The feature makes […]

Facebook Home Pre-release Leaks

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Facebook Home will arrive in the Google Play Store this Friday, April 12, but a pre-release version of the Android launcher leaked for those who want to try it a few days early. MoDaCo reports the Facebook Home leak comes from a leaked ROM for the HTC First. Home consists of three apps or APKs: […]

Despite Facebook Home, HTC First May Be a Phone for Android Purists

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Despite being the first Android smartphone to launch pre-loaded with the Facebook Home launcher out of the box, the HTC First may be a great phone for Android users who prefer a pure Google experience. According to HTC, the HTC First runs a stock Android build–Facebook told GottaBeMobile that the phone runs Android 4.1 under the […]

This is How Facebook Home Looks on a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Video)

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We saw Facebook Home being showcased as an out-of-box experience on the HTC First, but Facebook also promised that on April 12th, users will be able to download the free Facebook Home launcher onto select devices, so how does it look and work? We had a chance to sit down with a Facebook designer and […]

HTC First Hands-On With Facebook Home UI (Video)

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We got a chance to take the HTC First for a spin today, which is the first official ‘Facebook phone’ that comes pre-loaded with the Facebook Home user interface. Though you can download the Facebook Home UI as a replacement for your widgets and pre-loaded UI on some of the more popular Android phones starting […]

HTC First: The ‘Facebook Phone’ with Facebook Home

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At the end of its press event to announce Facebook Home the social network announced the first phone to ship with Home is the new HTC First on AT&T. The HTC First looks a lot like an iPhone 4, except that it comes in more colors and it has a couple extra buttons. The phone […]

Facebook announces Facebook Home, Coming To Google Play April 12

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Today at an event in San Francisco Facebook announced Facebook Home, its new suite of apps for Android. Facebook’s goal with Home is to build a phone experience built around people, instead of apps. To do that the social network replaced the lockscreen and homescreen with what it calls the Cover Feed. That replaces widgets […]

How To Watch The ‘Facebook Phone’ Event Live

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Today at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT Facebook will announce its new home on Android,” but you don’t have to live in the Bay Area to watch the event live. At the event Facebook will likely announce its new Facebook Home, a new Facebook app that comes with a custom Android launcher. Leaks of the […]

Facebook Home & Facebook Phone Leak Allegedly Shows All

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A new collection of photos from 9To5Google show the UI of the rumored HTC First, also known as the “Facebook Phone.” The new photos show what Facebook home may look like on the HTC First, and possible on other smartphones. They seem to show the custom app launcher, a new lockscreen with iOS-like notifications and a […]

Why a Facebook Phone May Be Just As Good for Business

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With rumors swirling about the Facebook Phone–also rumored to be called Facebook Home, HTC First, HTC Myst, or HTC Opera depending on the leaks you read and when those leaks debuted–the question remains can the social networking giant appeal to business users as it has for consumers with its first real foray into the smartphone […]

Is this the Real Facebook Phone?

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A leaked photo from @evleaks shows what could be the final design and name for the HTC Myst, a.k.a. the “Facebook Phone.” The photo shows a rather generic smartphone that looks a bit like an iPhone that carries the name “HTC First.” The phone’s name uses the same blue that Facebook uses through its website […]

Facebook Home Coming Soon for HTC Myst, Other Android Phones

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A leaked android application package (APK) of the new Facebook app for Android shows the specs of the phone Facebook Home will release on, along with a few other hints at its functionality. Code in the leaked APK obtained by Android Police shows it will come to an HTC phone called the HTC Myst. The phone […]

Facebook Puts Its Network at the Center of ‘Facebook Home’ Smartphone

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While a cryptic media invitation may lead many to believe that Facebook is developing some Android-centric experiences for Google’s Android platform, the latest report suggests that the social network giant will be releasing its own Android-based smartphone come Thursday called ‘Facebook Home.’ The Facebook Home will be unveiled at an event where Facebook says, ‘come […]