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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: Facebook has disbanded the original team of engineers working on Facebook Home   —  What Happened to the Facebook Phone?  Not Very Much, It Seems  —  Facebook has long wanted to be a major part of how you use your smartphone.  Now, it looks as if the company has all but abandoned one of its major strategies to do so.
Jun 27, 2014, 1:30 PMIn context
Michael Crider / Android Police:
Inq Mobile, Facebook-phone maker and app developer, quietly shuts down   —  UK-Based Inq Mobile Quietly Shuts Down, Remaining Apps Will Not Be Updated  —  The big news this week was Google selling off Motorola, but there's a smaller company that won't be getting a second chance.
Jan 31, 2014, 12:10 PMIn context
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Facebook Brings Home's Lockscreen Replacement To Their Main Android App - A Bad Sign For Home?   —  Four months after the launch of Facebook Home, which aimed to turn every Android phone into the long-rumored Facebook Phone, the company is starting to bring certain Home features into their primary app with an update today.
Aug 1, 2013, 4:50 PMIn context
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
AT&T CEO compares Facebook's HTC First to Apple's failed ROKR experiment   —  AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega has told CNET that the carrier has sold all of its HTC First Facebook phones.  While he declined to say exactly how many phones AT&T has sold, our sources revealed the phone was …
Jun 25, 2013, 2:40 PMIn context
Ionut Arghire / Softpedia News:
HTC First Facebook Phone Drops to $0.99 at AT&T   —  HTC First, the only smartphone to have arrived on shelves so far with the new Facebook Home suite of applications loaded on top right from the start, has just seen a price cut.  —  At the moment, the device is available …
May 8, 2013, 2:15 PMIn context
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
The HTC First: How Facebook's New Phone Ruins FairSearch's Competition Complaint Over Android   —  Anti-Google lobbying group FairSearch lobbed an antitrust grenade at Google's Android operating system yesterday, complaining to the European Union that it violates competition laws.
Apr 13, 2013, 4:45 PMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Facebook Home review: are people more important than apps?   —  Facebook invades Android with a new lockscreen and a new chat experience  —  On April 12th, the much-vaunted Facebook Phone will arrive — but it's not a phone at all.  Facebook Home, as its called, is a couple of pieces …
Apr 9, 2013, 9:30 PMIn context
Florence Ion / Ars Technica:
HTC First review: Don't call it the Facebook phone   —  Last week at Facebook headquarters, CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg officially announced Facebook Home, a small suite of applications that users can install on their Android devices to essentially “Facebook-ize” their phones.
Apr 9, 2013, 9:30 PMIn context
Mat Honan / Wired:
Facebook's ‘Phone’ Is Another Triumph of Mediocrity   —  Maybe you were hoping for something radically new and different from a Facebook phone.  If so, Zuck just broke your heart.  But so what.  Facebook never does anything new.  New doesn't matter in the blue.
Apr 7, 2013, 8:05 AMIn context
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
HTC First can revert to stock Android in lieu of Facebook Home (update)   —  It looks like HTC's new “Facebook Phone,” the First, runs stock Android.  Phandroid reports that the unadorned OS is lurking just beneath the surface, accessible either by resetting the default launcher or by disabling …
Apr 6, 2013, 1:20 PMIn context

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