Facebook Home Pre-release Leaks


*+-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


*+-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)

Mark Zuckerberg introducing Facebook Home; photo credit: Instagram.com/chuongvision

*+-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)

Facebook app launcher; you can also access an app launcher with all the installed apps on your device as well by swiping to the left-most screen.

*+-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

HTC First

*+-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


*+-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

Facebook Home UI leak 2

*+-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

Facebook Home UI leak 2

*+-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

Facebook enhanced caller ID screen; image courtesy of Unwired View

*+-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?

HTC First Facebook phone

*+-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

Facebook Home leak

*+-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


*+-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 […]

Facebook Reportedly Planning Home Screen Invasion, Not Facebook Phone


*+-Next week Facebook will show off it’s “new home on Android,” but the Wall Street Journal claims the event is more about about a new app and not a full-fledged Android phone. Facebook’s event, according to the Wall Street Journal will focus on a new app which will put Facebook status updates on the home […]

Facebook Teases Android Event for April 4th

Facebook will be showing off its 'New Home on Android' on April 4th.

*+-Facebook has sent out press invites for an event slated for April 4th at its Menlo Park Headquarters where the company invites the press to see it’s new home on Android. Shortly after Facebook hosted an event detailing a new mobile inspired News Feed, the company has sent invites out informing the press about an […]

Facebook Unveils Mobile Inspired News Feed


*+-Today at an event in its Menlo Park, California headquarters Facebook showed off its new News Feed that will soon come to smartphones, tablets and desktops. The new News Feed is almost a complete redesign that takes a lot of cues from the current mobile design. The new News Feed is cleaner and less cluttered, […]

Facebook To Debut New News Feed Next Week


*+-Next week Facebook will debut a new version of the News Feed, the main way users interact with the network, which may include a new mobile version as well. According to The Verge the event will take place at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters on Thursday, March 7 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. The invitation […]

Facebook Card Combines All Your Gift Cards In a Single Card

Facebook Card

*+-Today Facebook announced a new parts of its Gifts feature: The Facebook Card. The Facebook Card is Facebook’s attempt to reinvent the gift card by giving users a single card to hold balances from a number of stores. The gift card will cut down on the number of gift cards people have to carry around […]

Facebook iPhone App Adds Video Recording, Voice Messages

Facebook iOS 5.4

*+-Today Facebook released an update to its iPhone and iPad app that lets users record video and voice messages within the app while also updating the Nearby page. In the new Facebook app users can take video from the same screen where they can take photos. Getting to the option involves a number of taps. […]

Instagram, Facebook Asks for Photo ID Verification of Accounts


*+-Some users have been reporting over the course of the past week that they have been locked out of social sharing sites Instagram and Facebook, both owned by Facebook, and that the only way to regain control of those accounts would be to upload a picture of a photo ID. However, it’s unclear what photo […]

Facebook Messenger Bringing Free Voice Calling To iPhones in The U.S.


*+-Facebook is rolling out free voice calls to iPhone users with Facebook Messenger in the U.S. according to The Verge. Facebook recently began testing free voice calling in the Facebook Messenger app in Canada. That same update brought voice messages to users in other countries. Now U.S Facebook users can soon try the voice call […]