facebook home update

Facebook announced today that it has updated its Android-based Facebook Home software to include a dock to let users easily access their favorite apps.

The new feature is part of an overall effort to improve the Facebook Home OS in response to user feedback. Based on what the social network has revealed, users wanted more features and less Facebook on their Facebook phones.

“Early feedback from users focused on a desire for a more robust app launcher and in addition to a dock, Facebook is working on folders and widget support which will come in future updates,” Facebook said.

From its introduction, Facebook promised that Home would get frequent updates (not unlike the web-based social network) as the company adopted to user response and complaints. However, Facebook Home has had a shaky start at best. Although more than 500,000 people downloaded Facebook Home in its first week of availability, the software currently has a 2.5 stars rating (out of five) in the Google Play Store. The Facebook-skinned HTC First has also failed to gain traction.