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Facebook Home to update on a monthly cycle, will officially release on April 12th

Facebook Home to be updated monthly, will be available for download on April 12th

Charles Gantt | Apr 4, 2013 at 1:52 pm CDT (0 mins, 50 secs time to read)

Facebook Home for Android will see monthly updates according to Facebook's director of mobile engineering, Cory Ondrejka. He said that every month the app suite will receive new features and existing features will be improved upon.

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Ondrejka said that instead of focusing on a completely new OS or forking Android, the company wanted to focus on creating the absolute best mobile experience possible for its users. "With Home, it's not just mobile-first, but mobile-best," he said. "When we set up to build Home, we challenged ourselves to build up the best physical and real experience."

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After the update announcement, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage and announced that Facebook Home would officially release for download through the Google Play store for free on April 12th. Not all phones are supported on launch and a list of supported devices can be found here. Users without a supported phone were also offered the option of purchasing an HTC First, the first smartphone designed for Facebook Home.

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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