After plenty of rumors, Facebook finally unveiled the product to the world. Facebook home is pretty much a replacement UI that sits on top of the Android experience. Facebook home does its magic by giving you a full screen experience overplayed with notification cards and chat bubbles called “heads.” Sounds a bit ambitious? That’s because it is, check out this video below.
So, why Android? Android is currently the only platform in the running that will allow for complete shelling of the OS. iOS surely wasn’t going to have this, and Microsoft have been standing firm to their guns on customizing the UI past what is offered. If you thought the BlinkFeed feature on the HTC One was a bit much, there is definitely room for your thoughts here. Check out the videos below to get a since of how the notification cards and heads will work.
Also note, at launch, Facebook Home is only available to a few devices, the Note 2, Galaxy S3, HTC One and One X. Don’t worry if you don’t see your device on this list, I’m sure it’ll be updated shortly. And, as Android would have it, I’m sure we’ll see a leaked APK file shortly.