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Facebook Android Event on April 4th 2013

Facebook took the wraps off their new software for Android devices. They announced the previously rumored HTC First, which has a Qualcomm Dual-Core Snapdragon 400 Processor at 1.7 GHz, a 4.3 inch display, 4G LTE capabilities, and comes in 4 colours, Black, White, Light Blue and Red. Runs Android 4.1 with Facebook Home and comes with Instagram pre-installed. It will be available on AT&T on April 12th for $99.99 and EE in the UK, with no other carriers announced.

The software that is running in the phone is the most interesting, it is an app launcher running on top of Android 4.1. It allows you to access your Facebook feed right from the home screen. It is a family of Facebook apps , Coverfeed overhauls the Homescreen and Lockscreen which gives you updates from your friends and family without you having to open the app. Mark Zuckerberg had also said, advertisements will be coming to Facebook Home.

Facebook Home will be available for select Android phones (Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, HTC One, HTC One X, and HTC One X+)   on April 12th in the Google Play Store in the USA but you will have to wait a few more weeks for it to be available in Canada and a few more months for it to be available for Android Tablets.


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