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The U.S. exclusivity for Facebook Home has been a short one

Facebook has announced in conjunction with a talk at D: Dive Into Mobile that Facebook Home is set to be available internationally starting today. Following a brief period of U.S. exclusivity to iron out the bugs, folks around the world should have access to Home provided they have one of the supported devices. For now, those devices seem to still be just the HTC One X, X+, One; Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, Note 2; and of course the HTC First.

We can confirm on our own devices that Home is now available in the U.K. at least -- have you found it to show up in the Play Store elsewhere in the world? Let us know in the comments below. And if you're not so sure about what Facebook Home is and how it works, be sure to see some of our great guides to understanding Home.

Source: AllThingsD

 

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Facebook Home now available internationally

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I don't buy that Android fragmentation is the root of the extremely low level of available or device compatibility for #FacebookHome. It seems that this initial roll out has been intentionally restricted to several key, fairly current, and high profile devices (e.g. HTC One X, X+, One; Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, Note 2; and of course the HTC First). Whatever the reasoning it does not seem to be a case of just the OS version, as my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, rooted and running CyanogenMod 10.1 (Jelly Bean 4.2.2) should qualify if the only compatibility condition was that of running Android 4.0 or higher, yet my device was listed as not compatible on the one and only time I checked compatibility.

Clearly they've looked at hardware compatibility too. Perhaps how many cores and whether there's an OMAP or Snapdragon processor?

Not fragmentatio, but iI don't know what it is. The HTC EVO 4G LTE is the same phone as the One X. One X is supported but the EVO 4G LTE is not... I don't get it.

I love how the picture shows FB Home on a Nexus :) I gave it a shot on my Nexus and I understand the appeal to its target audience, but not a launcher for power users. However, the chat heads worked well for when I was at work. I might keep them sometimes.

Confirmed in Mexico... still not decided on trying it, though. Chat heads was what I found most appealing to try and I already got that with the Messenger app update, so... :P

I am in Australia. Can download FB Home from Play Store but FB Home still says that my device is not supported (Galaxy Note 2).

I uninstalled all FB apps and re-installed again, still the same results.

It's available for me in Switzerland on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (N8010), which is loaded with the N8013-port of BakedBean.

strange :-P

It works in Austria

The thing I'm missing most is the notification bar. That's why I decided to stick with the HTC Launcher as default but I think I'll keep FB home on my device. The chat heads are a good innovation