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HTC First vs HTC One and other Android phones

So now that the HTC First "Facebook Phone" is official and hitting the streets this Friday, we figured a quick vs running down the specs and details were in order. Below we'll go through a few things we like and don't like about the HTC First, then compare them to the beautiful flagship HTC One - as well as other Android smartphones available or coming soon.

HTC First Review

With the HTC First we've got what both HTC and Facebook are presenting as this year's Facebook Phone. While we've seen devices in the past with Facebook-centric bodies and with Facebook features added to their basic Android software experience, here with the HTC first we've got what both HTC and Facebook are very clearly saying is their hero environment for the mobile universe. This isn't just an HTC Salsa with a Facebook button attached - it's the first full embodiment of Facebook Home!

Facebook Home Review

Time to get social folks! In just a few days time you'll be able to get your hands all over the all-new Facebook experience on Android, simply called Facebook Home. If you want an even deeper experience the HTC first smartphone will also be available on the same day, April 12th, for you to enjoy Facebook in all its glory. We've had a chance to take Facebook Home for a spin lately and you'll want to read on to see if it's a worthy home screen replacement, or just a gimmick by Facebook to stay relevant.

Facebook Home to launch in Canada in the coming weeks

Facebook Home is set to arrive on the Google Play Store for Android come April 12th, but it will only be available in the U.S. and will be limited to a select few Android smartphones only. Mostly from HTC and Samsung, but don't worry folks because more users should get it soon. Reports are now confirming that Facebook's new Home will launch in Canada a few weeks after the U.S.

Facebook Home leaks ahead of official launch [UPDATE: Stopped!]

We already know pretty much everything there is to know about Facebook Home. We know what features it will bring and we know that it will launch on April 12. If you're interested in trying out Facebook Home, and you don't want to wait until the 12th to do it three APKs have leaked that will allow you to install Facebook Home at your own risk.

Android Community Weekly: April 7th, 2013

With an exciting past few weeks in the world of Android we're back with the Android Community Weekly. From leaked smartphones, HTC, Facebook and more we have everything you've missed this week in Android news. Obviously the star of the week was Facebook, but that isn't all that happened so catch up on everything you've missed below.

Facebook Home privacy concerns are addressed in Q&A

Excited about Facebook Home but wondering what the privacy aspect of it is looking like? Facebook has published a Q&A-format response to the most common questions that have been asked so far, addressing things like what information Home will gather and what it can see. We've got a full run-down of the privacy information, which you can check out after the jump.

PSA: HTC first is a stock Jelly Bean phone with one simple tap

Yesterday Facebook and HTC finally announced their joint venture into another Facebook Phone, although this time it truly is more of a Facebook Phone than the previous failures. We've been seeing mixed feelings and reports on the entire idea, and it's safe to say we have our own doubts. However, there is one awesome fact about the HTC first. It runs stock Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean under the Facebook Home launcher.

Facebook Home is about people, not apps – and it cripples Android

Today Zuckerberg came out swinging in the world of Android with their all-new approach called Facebook Home. The software brings the social site deeper into Android than ever before, and everything is as integrated as humanly possible. It isn't a fork in the Android OS, but it might as well be. With Home being all about people and social, and not about apps, it essentially cripples many of the things we love about Android.

Facebook Home App vs HTC first phone: what’s the difference?

Today the brand new Facebook Home social network experience for Android has been revealed. It's the companies own fresh take on how Android should feel, completely wrapped in Facebook's world. There's still plenty of questions regarding the future of Facebook on mobile, and the regular app, but for now we had a few comments regarding how the newly announced Facebook Home app will differ from the experience out of the box - like with the embedded and integrated system of the HTC first phone.
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