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Will more smartphones support Facebook Home?

Matt Hamblen | April 5, 2013
The HTC First smartphone will have native support for Facebook Home when it ships on AT&T April 12. Some analysts wonder how soon -- or whether -- native support for the app will be added to more smartphones.

Even with 1 billion Facebook users, Gold said there probably aren't enough frequent users that would want the Home experience to make it a great success.

All the new and recent Android manufacturers and devices will eventually support a Home app download, Gold said, but whether another native Home device is built will depend on the success of the HTC First phone.

Several analysts said that if users don't like the downloaded Home app, they will be able to remove it. Gold and Moorhead said it would be hard to remove the Home launcher from the HTC First, however.

"If you bought the HTC First knowing about Home, why would you want to remove it?" Gold asked.

 

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