Facebook Introduces Facebook Home

Social network Facebook (NAS: FB) has unveiled a new offering called Home at its media event today. Home is more than just a single app and is more of a layer of services that get integrated into Google (NAS: GOOG) Android devices. Mark Zuckerberg said the idea is to emphasize people over apps.

Part of Home is a Cover feed that replaces a smartphone's home and lock screens and shows what friends are doing. There are also ways to chat and message friends easier, as well as a notification system.

Facebook is supporting a handful of devices initially, including the new HTC First, which is the first to get Home. Facebook said it will continue partnering with OEMs to have Home preinstalled, and Home will also be available for download from Google Play on April 12.


The article Facebook Introduces Facebook Home originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Evan Niu, CFA, has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Facebook and Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story

Can't get enough business news?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from retailer news to the latest IPOs delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.