How useful is Facebook Home on Android phones?

nchristine

There was a ton of chatter about the "Facebook Phone" which turned out merely to be a skin/launcher (at least that's how I understand it). Is it actually worth installing if you are a Facebook user?

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jimlynch
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Ugh, I don't have an Android device but if I did I wouldn't install it. Why bother? So you can get more useless and stupid updates from your Facebook friends? What a huge waste of time and attention.

wstark
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I generally take reviews with a grain of salt, whether they are positive or negative. User reviews are much more persuasive in my opinion, and they are not good for Facebook Home. I just looked on Google Play, and users have given it 2 stars, which is terrible.  At the moment, there are 12,284 reviews, and out of those 6,464 give it one star. When half of the actual people rating an app gives it one star, you can be pretty sure there are significant issues. A lot of users complained about negative impact on battery life and lack of support for widgets. On the other hand, it is free, so give it a shot and uninstall it if you don't dig it.  
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.home

Christopher Nerney
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As often is the case, it depends who you ask. This Washington Post article sings the praises of Facebook Home on Android, though it does mention that the app might be more suited for power users.

 

Elsewhere, however, Facebook Home for Android gets bad reviews.

 

 

johanaparker
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Within 10 minutes of downloading, I uninstalled. Was not impressed by this app at all. Might be nice for some people, but not me.

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