Facebook Home crosses 500,000 downloads

Facebook has been trying to make its mark in the mobile segment for a while now with both hardware partnerships and software based offerings. Its latest attempt, Facebook Home, has been downloaded over 500,000 times within the span of a week. The application works as a replacement homescreen, lockscreen and app launcher with a heavy focus on Facebook content. This number pales in comparison to Instagram which brought in 1 million downloads in under 24 hours.

Facebook Home on Nexus 4

The software which saw an initial release in the US, was rolled out to international users on 16th April. The homescreen and app launcher replacement has been available on only a few select devices including the HTC One X/X+ , Galaxy Note and the HTC One in addition to a few others. Facebook Home has been met with tepid response from users having a received an overwhelming number of one star reviews. At time of publishing, 5,773 of the 11,195 total reviews (52%) for the application were one star ratings. Want to take a look at Facebook Home before giving it a shot ? Why not check out our preview of the application right here.

Author: Dhruv Bhutani

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