Facebook Messenger app was recently updated in the Google Play Store. That update arrived last week and brought support for a new feature called Chat Heads. As it turns out, that update also contained another new feature. That other new feature is still hidden for Android users, however it is one that will be familiar for those using the regular Facebook app on an iOS device -- stickers.
Facebook have been pretty busy. With things like Facebook Home, chat heads, the HTC first "Facebook Phone" and now this. Today it looks like Facebook is rolling out voice calling for those in the U.S. using their messenger application. The feature is called VoIP (voice over IP) and will work with your data connection, or using Wifi for free calls.
Facebook Home will be available to those outside of the U.S. later today. That means you Canada, as well as many others.
Facebook Home originally launched on April 12, however as we were expecting to happen, it is only available for a select few devices at this time. The supported device list includes the HTC One X and One X+ as well as the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III. There is also announced future support for the GALAXY S 4 and the HTC One. While this list includes some of the more popular Android phones, it still is only a few.
Facebook officially takes over your Android smartphone, as long as you let it at least. Facebook Home was just released to the Google Play Store with support for 5 devices initially, but more are coming soon. For those lucky enough to have an HTC One the app indeed can be downloaded, but doesn't work just yet.
Facebook Home is finally here for a select few. We all knew that Facebook Home would arrive today, and now it appears to finally be available. This morning we reported that both Facebook and their messenger apps received updates prepping for Home, and now Home has just hit the Play Store - although it appears to be slowly rolling out.
HTC First, the Facebook Home phone went on sale with AT&T this morning. We are also expecting the Facebook Home launcher to appear for download in the Google Play Store today. And while we wait for that to come available, it looks like Facebook has been busy updating some other apps. In this case, they have recently updated the regular Facebook app and also the Messenger app.
Facebook, during a recent event, announced the HTC First. This handset is the Facebook phone, the one that will be running the Facebook Home launcher on top of a stock Jelly Bean installation. Facebook unveiled the phone, along with the stand-alone version of Facebook Home and were pretty forthcoming in terms of details. Simply put, they offered the specs, features, pricing and release date.
AT&T will have the HTC One or GALAXY S 4 listed as a flagship, but it looks like the carrier has other plans. In fact, it seems they have plans that might surprise more than a few of you. Think Facebook, or more specifically, think HTC First. It seems AT&T will be launching the HTC First smartphone as their flagship.
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.