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.
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.