Have you been wanting desperately to try out the new Facebook Home interface, but found that it isn’t compatible with your device? Fret not. The company appears to be hard at work updating the software so that more smartphones can get it up and running.
According to Android Central, Home is now available on three more devices: the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, and Sony Xperia ZL. HTC One, however, is the only device in which the launch is official. The latter two will support the software just fine, but it’s technically an unofficial release. While you can download the plug-in, upon launching it, you’ll see a message indicating that your device is not yet supported, but are given the option to “Use Home Anyway.” And from what we’ve been told, it works just as well as it does on officially supported devices.
HTC One was one of the four devices that Home was supposed to be compatible with upon the April 12 launch, but for some reason, it wasn’t until now that users were actually able to get it to work. Galaxy S4 was listed as a “down the line” device, so we’re happy to see that it’s available, even if not officially.
This new ability to connect these devices came just after a Facebook press conference, where the company revealed that, in less than a month, it has seen roughly one million downloads. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean that one million people are actually using the plug-in, so active users could be at a fraction of that total number, depending on user experience.
It was right after this intimate press conference that Facebook unrolled the software update for Home. It was the first that we’ve seen since April 22, but a pretty significant one. And we’re hoping to see more frequent rollouts to more and more smartphones in the coming weeks.
Have you downloaded Facebook Home? Did you love it or hate it? We’d love to hear about your experiences. Let us know in the comments below.
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