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FAQ: Facebook Home

05 Apr 2013

Facebook has unveiled the Facebook Phone this morning, but what does it all mean?

Showcasing “Home” software, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed a new way to integrate its network on Android users’ smartphones.

Following the launch, the social networking site answered common questions regarding the new family of apps.

What is Home?

Home is a whole new experience for your phone. It’s software that turns your Android phone into a great, living, social phone.

How can I get Home?

You can download Home for free from the Play Store starting April 12, or purchase a phone with Home pre-installed.

The first phone to come with Home is the HTC First, which goes on sale in the U.S. on April 12.

Where is Home available?

Home will initially be available for download in the U.S. on April 12, and will be available in other countries shortly after that.

What Android phones does Home work on?

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

How can I buy a phone with Home on it?

AT&T will offer the HTC First for sale on April 12.

Is Facebook building a phone?

No. Facebook Home is a software experience designed to run on Android devices.

Is Facebook home an operating system?

No. Facebook Home is a family of apps. You install them and they become the home of your phone.

What do you think of Facebook Home? Is it a good idea? Will you be downloading it? Tell us your thoughts below