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Facebook Home now available on the Galaxy S III & select Android phones

Facebook Home, a skin of Android that can further transform your phone into a social hub, is now available to download on select smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X, and more.

Last week, Facebook showed off its Home software for the first time. It allows you to see full-screen updates from friends on the your home screen, send messages, and more things that are key to the Facebook experience.

In a short review of the HTC First, the first phone with Home pre-installed, we gave Home high marks for making Android playful and helpful immerse us in Facebook news feed items that we’d normally miss. However, we still have some reservations about privacy on the device and how much personal and location data will be shared with Facebook.

Here’s the full list of phones that Facebook Home can be downloaded for (for now) from the Google Play store:

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

Facebook has said that Home will eventually be available for the blockbuster HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S IV phones. Additionally, the HTC First became available from AT&T today for $100 with a two-year contract.

Screenshot via Facebook


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