Facebook today showed off its new OS overlay for Android phones, which it is calling Facebook Home.
Facebook Home – that company says is not an OS but is more than just a app – will replace conventional Facebook app on Android phones. With Facebook Home, users will be able to experience better Facebook with full-screen photos, status updates, and notifications.
Facebook Home, once loaded on phone, will replace home screen with Facebook’s own “Cover feed” that will contain updates from the users Facebook friends.
Yes, Facebook Home will come with ads – as Facebook said that they are in process of designing the ad slots for Facebook home.
Facebook said that new app will be available as a free download from the Google Play Store starting April 12 for Android phones running Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich, but not Gingerbread.
Facebook home is currently designed to work on the HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note II.
It will also work on the forthcoming HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, and on more devices in the coming months.