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Facebook Home coming to Android tablets in coming months

During today's Facebook event, it was mentioned that though tablets wouldn't be supported at Home's launch, they would be available in the coming months.  For those unfamiliar, Facebook Home is a collection of Android apps that integrate deeply into the OS, though it's not an operating system of...
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Facebook announces Home - a group of social Android apps

Relax, they aren't forking Android Today Facebook announced a whole suite of new social apps for Android that will help with staying up to date with status updates, messaging, and everything else Facebook has to offer. Don't worry, Home isn't a new operating system, or their own phone....
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We're live at 'Facebook's New Home on Android'

New app, new hardware (yes, really) and a new approach to social on Android! Join us for the liveblog! Greetings from beautiful Silicon Valley, California! We're at Facebook HQ this morning for the big "Facebook Phone" event, where we fully expect to see a new app, custom launcher and -- crazy...
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'HTC First' Facebook phone UI pictured in leaked shots

A minimalist mix of vanilla Android and Facebook influences A day after we got our first look at the external hardware of the 'HTC First,' more leaked images claim to show the device's UI. Expectedly, today's images, released by 9to5Google in collaboration with @evleaks, put the new 'Facebook...
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'HTC First' could be the rumored 'Facebook phone'

It has a screen and buttons This Thursday we'll be live from Facebook HQ to meet the social network's "new home on Android," but today we're seeing what might be the "first" hardware to run the rumored Facebook-centric home screen. The often-accurate @evleaks Twitter account has just published...
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'Facebook Home' APK teardown still doesn't answer the important question: Why hardware?

Does HTC Sense and a new Facebook-centric launcher warrant its own hardware? We'll find out Thursday With the unveiling of Facebook’s “new home on Android” just a couple of days away, the folks at Android Police have gotten hold of a system dump for the fabled HTC-built Facephone, to which they’...
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From the Editor's Desk: We're going to Facebook - but first, a few questions

So we'll be at Facebook HQ on Thursday morning to find out about its "New home in Mobile." I've seen countless headlines (mostly rewrites of what probably are controlled leaks) full of possible answers about what we'll see on Thursday morning. We'll be there, of course, to check it out. Liveblogs...
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Facebook holding Android event on April 4

Facebook has something in the oven, and we'll find out what it is next week Facebook is holding some sort of Android related event next Thursday in Menlo Park and has sent out a slew of press invites. Nobody is sure exactly what they have in store, but speculation runs from a better (working)...
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Facebook updates app again, this time properly through the Play Store

Facebook puzzled many users last week when the app began updating on its own outside of the Play Store, and today it seems to be pushing the same update through the proper channels. The changelog is the same on this update as the one that was mysteriously hitting some users devices earlier. The...
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Facebook updating their Android app outside of Google Play for some users

For the past couple of days users have been seeing a download notification for a new Facebook build (140579 or 141046). The notification would get stuck for many folks, and reboots or battery pulls just caused another notification and stuck download. The whole thing pretty much acted like a clunky...
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HTC Facebook phone specs appear once again, now sporting 'Myst' codename

Rumors of a second HTC-built Facebook phone have been circulating since the middle of last year, and now there's further evidence to support reports of the new Facephone's eventual appearance. The usually-accurate @Evleaks writes on UnwiredView that the Facebook phone -- codenamed "Myst" -- is now...
SO.HO

SO.HO 'the social homescreen' launcher hits the Play Store in beta

SO.HO (which stands for "the social homescreen") is a new launcher that puts your Facebook and Twitter feeds directly at the center of your device. Just released in beta, SO.HO takes the place of whatever launcher you have currently and makes the primary homescreen of your device a scrolling list...
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Facebook Messenger now offers free voice calling for Android, as long as you're in Canada

The Facebook Messenger app for Android was updated today, bringing feee VoIP calling to users in Canada. This mirrors the way things were done on the iOS app, which saw support for folks in the U.S. about two weeks after it debuted in Canada. While there's no guarantee the Android app will follow...
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Facebook borrows from itself, adds voice messages to main app

A couple weeks after adding the feature to the Facebook Messenger app, voice messages are now a part of the main Facebook application. These aren't going to replace phone calls anytime soon -- and they're not really supposed to -- but they can be a fun little way to drop someone a note on Facebook...
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Dolphin Browser updated with sharing to other devices on Wi-Fi network

Dolphin, a popular third-party browser for Android, updated today with new sharing options, including built-in Evernote clipping so you can reference pages later on through the cloud service, posting to Twitter and Facebook, and best of all, shunting web pages to other devices on your local Wi-Fi...
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Facebook Pages Manager now available in the U.S. and UK

The Facebook Pages Manager application for Android launched initially last week. Sort of. While the app was no doubts in the Google Play Store, it wasn't actually available in a number of countries around the world, including the U.S. and the UK. As of today, the app is showing an update in the...
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Facebook pages manager app for Android launches, sort of

Looks like Facebook might finally be about to make available its "Facebook Pages Manager" application for Android, which, as the name implies, will let those with Facebook Pages manage said pages with the app. It's sitting there in Google Play, only we can't download it yet in the states. And...
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Facebook Messenger update adds quick voice message option

Facebook's popular Messenger service, which has its own standalone app, is getting a voice message feature in its latest update. The service has relied on the combination of text and picture messages, as is the case with most instant messaging platforms, but is now aiming itself squarely at the...
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Get a free flip cover and tectiles from Samsung for registering your device

Samsung is running a promotion on its official Facebook page that lets Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy SIII (S3) users get their hands on a free flip cover and set of 6 TecTiles for registering their device. All you have to do is head to the Samsung Facebook page, click the "Holiday Offers" button and...
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Facebook SDK 3.0 for Android comes out of beta

Alongside its release of a native Android app, Facebook is bringing its SDK 3.0 for Android developers out of beta today. The Facebook SDK for Android lets app developers on the platform integrate social functions into their apps by calling Facebook API's and embedding their functions. This means...

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