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Facebook Home

Last Thursday Facebook’s Company Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg introduced us to Facebook Home. This app that changes the lock and home screens to the FB designed ones completely overhaul your phone to all Facebook all the time. The Android based app will be available starting this Friday to download or if you happen to purchase the HTC First in the near future it will come installed already on the phone.

Zuckerberg stated this FB Home is “designed around people not apps” and that “We’re not building a phone and we’re not building an operating system, but we are building something that’s a lot deeper than an app.”

One feature I saw somewhat intriguing is the Chat Heads feature which is an easier way to text or instant message your friend via their profile picture. It seems like more of a convenience factor, but for me I prefer texting rather then calling someone. I am not going to go out and buy that phone just for that feature but it caught my attention nonetheless.

It will be interesting to see how this takes off and if it will catch on. The staff here at bva will keep an eye on it for you, so check back in a few weeks for an update.

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