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Poll: Facebook Home is an Android launcher; will you install it?

Facebook introduced its Facebook Home launcher on Thursday and its generally what was leaked and predicted. It essentially takes over your lock screen and your Home screen on an Android(s goog) device, but it’s just a launcher like any other.

Some partners have agreed to pre-install it: Samsung, Sony(s sne), Huawei and HTC were noted. That means Facebook(s fb) has to convince you that the experience is worth it for you to hit Google Play and install it once it becomes available on April 12. The simple question is: After seeing what that experience is like, will you install it?

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Vote in our poll and be sure to comment if you have more to say. The Facebook Home launcher does support shortcuts for any Android app, so you can essentially use it as your only home screen. And if you’re big into Facebook, you might want to.

Of course, this is really a play for Facebook to keep you engaged with its services over those from competitors: A smart strategy from Facebook but only if people buy into it and install Facebook Home.

16 Responses to “Poll: Facebook Home is an Android launcher; will you install it?”

  1. Ok, thanks. If it is complicated to operate, i disagree to install the aps, ok all i nerd is the present state of the phone function continue without any waste expenses, let the aps function with more modern features and without any hard rules, it should be simple or i donot require ot, let it be as is now !

  2. I am waiting fo the stuff, will it be safe and would allow other functions of the. Phone intact ? Hope it would be easy for th aged ones ! I am pretty excitef to have it in my lg p 765 mobile.

  3. hortron

    Nope. I like my android smartphone because it feels like a computer + os, FB home seems like the intent is to turn your phone into an application. I can see it working for old folks who want a phone + facebook only – like a way for grandpa or grandma to get all the latest pictures and messages from the family without any extra complexity. But for people who like the openness of the mobile platform, it’ll be a non starter.

  4. I voted yes, just to check it out for myself instead of watching some demo online. Hardly a good representative of how it actually works. If I don’t like it, then I’ll uninstall.