HTC First Debuts Facebook Home; Slated for release on Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2, HTC One and One X

April 5, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It has been a pleasant week and things were going pretty well in the Android phone domain. That is when the Facebook Home came and now every Android home screen is afraid that they might not be the user’s preferred home screen anymore.

HTC rolled out its latest smartphone, aka HTC First, and this phone was the pioneer in showing off its Facebook Home screen. When locked, there is no difference between this one and other Android smartphones.

But the moment you unlock it, the whole screen is going to change. The conventional home screen will be replaced by the user’s cover feed and every notification will pop up in a beautiful way in the screen itself.


With an upward swipe, other apps can also be seen. Along with that, whenever a friend messages you, the Facebook Home brings up the Facebook Chat Heads feature.

For those of you who don’t know what that feature is, it shows a person’s face and you can tap on their face to bring up a conversation without losing any data that you were currently dealing with. It also lets you tap in between multiple message threads.

Featuring a Qualcomm 400 dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM, this phone, didn’t give out any signs of lagging during some initial hands-on experience. With no add-on card support, this phone indeed has what it takes to be the next smartphone of young generation.

But will Facebook Home replace all other Android home screens? Only time will tell.

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