Alongside the big Facebook Home announcement today was a short and sweet video which ran through what these new Android apps were all about. Sure, the video is mostly about invoking all the feels for social networking, but we do get to see Chat Heads, Cover Feed and notifications in action. It looks like it's working smoothly enough, anyway. (adsbygoogle...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Hidden away in today's HTC First and Facebook Home announcements was the news that the Facebook-centric HTC First is powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 400 processor -- a mid-range chip announced back in February. The Facebook Home-running handset is the first to incorporate this new chip. The...

All eyes are on T-Mobile as the carrier embarks on a new journey that will eliminate its standard cell phone service contracts in favor of a more transparent hardware financing model. U.S. carriers in particular will be watching this story unfold quite closely, and the chief executive of the nation's top carrier recently said he would happily drop the cell phone contract...

Asked if Facebook Home would eventually reach iOS devices, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, pointed directly to Apple. He said that working on Facebook Home for Android was smooth because the openness of the platform did not require any Google intervention. Home on iOS would require a direct partnership with Apple. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We...

We knew it was coming. Yesterday we gave you the first glimpse at Facebook’s new “Facebook Home” platform for Android, and today the company officially unveiled the new experience set to land alongside the first device to officially come with the platform preinstalled— the HTC First. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The new Facebook phone is official, and it'll launch this month We're live at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, Calif. where HTC and AT&T have taken the wraps off the HTC First, the first handset to come with the new Facebook Home experience out of the box. A minimalist design with curved corners...

Although Facebook (FB) spent most of its time Thursday talking about its new Facebook Home software that puts Facebook at the center of the Android operating system, the company also announced a new smartphone with HTC (2498) that will be the first to use Home. The appropriately named HTC First will be available in four different colors —black, white, red and pale...