Facebook Home launched in the US on April 12 and then internationally on April 16 and quickly reached the 500,000 download milestone. While the argument can be made that 500,000 still only accounts for a small number of Android users, it is hard to ignore the reviews and average rating. At present that rating is sitting at 2.2.
While it seems a fair amount of users are not really enjoying Facebook Home, it has gotten praise from some higher-ups at Google. We previously saw praise coming from Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and as of today it looks like similar praise is coming from Matias Duarte. His comments touched on the design aspect, and while he sang some praise for Facebook Home, he also managed to bring things back to Google.
With that in mind, Duarte has said “the new Facebook Home shows an incredible amount of polish and attention to design detail.” Bringing that Google connection, Duarte went on to say that while Facebook “did a nice job expressing the Facebook experience” you can see “much of the Google design experience with Ice Cream Sandwich.”
Needless to say, despite the praise coming from Duarte, he is likely not a regular user of Facebook Home. We here at Android Community are curious though, is anyone still using (or still experimenting with) Facebook Home? You can check out some of our Facebook Home thoughts here in our earlier review.[via ABC News]