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Leaked Photos Show Off Facebook Home Running on Android

by Brandon Russell | April 3, 2013April 3, 2013 11:30 am PST

The Facebook phone announcement is less than 24 hours away, and new evidence is coming to light about what exactly we can expect. We’ve already seen a list of specs for the HTC First, along with information about the completely reskinned Facebook Android app. But about the only thing we have yet to see is what the new UI will look like. No longer.

9to5Google acquired shots of the more Facebook-y Android app appropriately rendered on what we expect to be the First. From what we can tell, Facebook Home is about as minimal as Android can get. The social network has shown a penchant for design over the past several months, culminating in this year’s newly redesigned News Feed. It seems the company’s new aesthetics are being replicated in Facebook Home, with a focus on full-screen photos and more elegant ways to navigate content.

Everything is largely out of the way, and seems to be designed so you don’t have to leave the app. Ever. Whether people want that much Facebook, where it’s almost unavoidable, is up for debate. It’ll certainly appeal to social media fanatics. Rumors suggest Facebook’s new home on Android will be available for other Android devices, so we’ll see just how well the community receives Zuckerberg’s new effort.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...