Facebook Home: The Good (and Bad) News

by Nate Wooley | April 22, 2013 10:33 am

Facebook185[1]In very few days, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB[2]) Home has been downloaded more than 500,000 times.

The new software — which means to be a dominant front-end for Android smartphones — was first available on April 12, ZDNet reports[3].

However, even with the strong download rate, problems still remain for the social media giant’s new front-end. The majority of reviews at Google (NASDAQ:GOOG[4]) Play give it a one star out of five rating. In comparison, the company’s Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps have a majority of their ratings as five stars.

In addition, the 500,000 downloads that have occurred represent only a tiny percentage of potential downloads. Three existing Facebook apps on Google Play — Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram — all have between 100 and 500 million downloads each.

Still, the app is only available on select Android-based smartphones. That could be a limiting factor on the number of downloads.

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  3. ZDNet reports: http://www.zdnet.com/facebook-home-downloaded-500000-times-in-10-days-7000014335/
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