Facebook HomeFacebook yestarday presented its most significant to date mobile initiative – the program shell Home, mount on Android-smartphone and provides instant access to many features of the world’s largest network.

Until recently, many investors and analysts are often criticized Facebook for insufficient presence in the mobile sector, the head of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg promised to fix it.

At a special press event in Menlo Park (California, USA) Facebook with Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC held a show that is a Home and how the design looks on Android-smartphone. HTC has provided for ‘Home’ its new smartphone ‘First’, where instead of the usual Android desktop shell was ‘Home’.

In Facebook says that the system Home is completely transparent to users and, when installed on the phone, it automatically performs most of the functions of office, giving the user a final result. According to Zuckerberg, ‘Home’ – this is more than an application for Android, it’s a real complete software platform that includes many Facebook-oriented features.

At the same time, will be available as a Home for a few phones, where it will work initially and in Google Play, where it will be filled soon. In the U.S., buy the first Home-device (ie featured smartphone HTC First, it will be possible from April 12, in the salons of mobile operator AT & T for $ 100 with a two year contract).

In addition, Mark Zuckerberg said that his company is working with “a number of other manufacturers” to release new Home-smartphones. In this case, it must be emphasized that while the Home – a smartphone exclusively additive, it is not for tablets. Zuckerberg promised that the tablet version of ‘Home’ will be available during the year. As for most devices HTC, is originally from Home will be compatible not only the First, as for One, One X and One X +. Will be compatible with Home and devices Samsung Electronics – Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S4.

Set on Android-smartphone, Home change it desktop and a number of system functions perekraivaya them to a Facebook-oriented. There will be instant access to the user’s page, news, comments and other forms of social network content. Navigation Home is like the regular Android – slip, gestures or voice. In this case, the interface Home made in the usual style of Android, says Zuckerberg.

In addition to social functions with Facebook Home has support phone functions, such as making calls, with an address book or SMS.

Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook Home on Android

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