Facebook did it again and announced “Facebook Home” which is not really a new operating system for a phone or a new version of Android. It is more like a new launcher for your phone, a new customized launcher that will transform your Android phone into a new social device that looks pretty good. And this is why I want to talk about it a little bit, because it has such a minimalist, yet awesome design.
So, let’s take a look at the Home screen:
Simple and yet so beautiful. So as you as you turn on your phone, you’re in the middle of your Facebook Feed, or Cover Feeds, a combination of friends photos with their status updates or check-ins with more to come in the future. And if you see something that you Like, just Double tap and there you go.
So People are the main core of the Home. But what about apps? Well, they are just one swipe away from the home screen: hold your finger on your face, the one at the bottom of the home screen and the option for your apps, latest App and your Messages will appear. Just wipe your finger to the apps icon and boom: you’re right in Facebook’s Home App Launcher so you can launch any other app that you want to use. And how to get back the the home screen? Simple: just swipe it down:
So, shortly, Facebook Home will feast our yes with a Chromeless User Interface, superb and huge images, great tactile interface and a new way to experience Facebook. But sadly, this is not for everybody, at least for now. And that’s because Home will only be available for a few handsets capable or managing all of this features. Facebook Home will be available for some Android devices on the 12th of April, directly from the Google Play Store. Until then, have a look at the Official Video Presentation of Home: