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Prasad Ajinkya
Prasad Ajinkya • Apr 4, 2013

Facebook Home to take over the mobile internet

All of use use FB right?

All the time right?

Well ... if their new product seems to deliver what it promises then the entire of the mobile internet will soon belong to Facebook!

Multiple stories going up on the internet at the time, I wonder if anyone has heard more on this.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 4, 2013
kidakaka
All of use use FB right?
Nope. I don't. 😎

kidakaka
All the time right?

Well ... if their new product seems to deliver what it promises then the entire of the mobile internet will soon belong to Facebook!

Multiple stories going up on the internet at the time, I wonder if anyone has heard more on this.
The only 'important' thing I notice is that it essentially kicks out Google from their own home. Google's going to respond to that and since they control the platform I'm sure they'll make sure everything doesn't go into FB's hands.

I believe that FB's usage will decline over the time.
Prasad Ajinkya
Prasad Ajinkya • Apr 5, 2013
Well Google do not exactly control the platform ... they contribute to it. So unlike Facebook who nuke apps which compete with on the Facebook App market ... Google cannot do this .. since they do not have complete autonomy.
Pensu
Pensu • Apr 5, 2013
That's pure evil genius! Now Google had to agree to launch HTC First (First phone to come with Facebook Home), coz FB hasnt removed anything basic like Google Play or hasnt changed anything that belongs to Google. They have just added another layer on the top of Android, and from what I have seen, its much more than just an app. FB doesnt need to a facebook phone, Facebook Home is going to do it for them. Only time can tell, how much FB is gonna benefit from it, but this is one brilliant move!
babumoshaaye
babumoshaaye • Apr 5, 2013
Replacing the home screen with Facebook Home wouldn't be quite popular since not not everyone uses Facebook to such an extent that they need to have a look at their timelines every now and then. And Facebook hasn't yet able to make a bug free Android app so not sure about Facebook Home.

Talking about Google, they are aiming to overtake the home screen already. If you look at JellyBean 4.2.2 the lock screen has Google Now. Later in Key Lime Pie I guess there would be more integration of all the Google Apps in the Home and lock screen!
Anand Tamariya
Anand Tamariya • Apr 7, 2013
If you look at JellyBean 4.2.2 the lock screen has Google Now
That's customizable and one can remove google now or add another app shortcut there.

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