Facebook Home will be on Google’s Play Store for select phones April 12, tablets later

Facebook Home will be on Google’s Play Store for select phones April 12, tablets later

Today, Facebook at its media event at its Menlo Park campus announced Home, a new method for users of the social service to deeply integrate it into their handsets.

The company also stated that Home will be available starting on Android phones starting April 12th. Tablet

F**k it, we'll do it live!

Our biggest ever edition of TNW Conference is fast approaching! Join 10,000 tech leaders this May in Amsterdam.

Users of Android that have the most recent Facebook application will be prompted to head to the Google Play store to download it. There will be two options: to have it run as an application, or as the deep launcher that Facebook envisions for its daily use.

Only select handsets will be able to run Home from the start, including the HTC One, HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy S III & S4, and Galaxy Note II.

It is not clear at this point how quickly Facebook will roll out the Home service to other handsets. iOS users need not apply, naturally, as Apple does not allow for such deep tinkering with its operating system.

The company has promised to update the product every month. The company showed a year calendar, in which various dates were circled; in short, unlike Patch Tuesday, updates to Home will be a bit irregular.

For a full rundown of the Home product, its features, and what it will mean for your mobile experience, head here for our full coverage.

Top Image Credit: Acid Pix

Read next: HTC, Facebook and AT&T reveal the HTC First, coming April 12th for $99, pre-orders begin today

Shh. Here's some distraction

Comments