Facebook Home App Due Out On Google Play “In The Next Few Hours”

Facebook Home

Anxious to turn your phone into a Facebook Home device? The app, which was due out today, still hasn’t hit Google Play. But it’s coming, Facebook reassures.

NOTE: IT’S NOW LIVE, SEE Facebook Home Arrives On Google Play

The Facebook Home site lists it as available for download, pointing here at the Google Play app store. Apparently, reports were that it was available to a few people for a limited time. But that URL now consistently generates an error.

I asked Facebook what the situation was, and was told:

You can expect to start seeing the download in the Play Store in the next few hours.  Thanks!

So, if you’re wanting the app, hang in there. It should be out shortly. There looks to be pretty good demand for it, given that it’s already a suggested term on Google Play, which means people have been searching for it in volume:

Google Play

The app should work for those in the US who have at least these phones:

  • HTC One X
  • HTC One X+
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II

It might run on other phones beyond this, as Facebook did say during its press conference it would work for phones with at least the “Ice Cream Sandwich” version of Android (4.0) and the latest version of the Facebook app, but we’ll see when it actually goes live.

The Verge notes that Facebook Messenger for Android has been upgraded with “Chat Heads,” a major component of Facebook Home, so that’s an option for those who can’t download the app.

Also available today is the HTC First sold exclusively on AT&T. The phone has Facebook Home natively built-in to the device (and can be turned off for those who may want to go back to a pure Android experience).

NOTE: IT’S NOW LIVE, SEE Facebook Home Arrives On Google Play

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