Facebook announces ‘Facebook Home’ on Android

The only thing that is not mentioned here is if this will be a free app or if you’ll have to pay for the app. Would you pay for a Facebook phone or an app that will turn your phone into a Facebook phone?

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By Adrian Covert

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The long-rumored “Facebook phone” is closer to becoming a reality, after the social network on Thursday unveiled Facebook Home, a custom homescreen for Android smartphones.

Facebook Home integrates all of the social network’s services into the operating system of Android phones. Instead of having to download and call upon apps to get to services such as Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and Facebook Camera, access to those features is simply baked into Facebook Home. After a user downloads Facebook Home to an Android phone, all those services become available from virtually anywhere in the device.

One example is a change in how messaging works. The Home user interface pops up messages on top of any app without taking you out of that app. That’s something that isn’t really possible on any current smartphone.

Home emphasizes visuals. When you wake up a phone running Facebook Home…

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