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HTC First Facebook Home Can Be Turned off For Pure Jelly Bean Experience

by Todd Haselton | April 6, 2013April 6, 2013 9:00 am PST

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Facebook Home will dominate the Android home screen, especially on the new HTC First, but it can be turend off. We had seen several reports suggesting that this can be easily done, but we recently received official word from HTC that this is indeed the case on the HTC First. Once Facebook Home is turned off, users will be treated to a pure Android Jelly Bean experience.

That means HTC isn’t including Sense 5 or any of its other user interface enhancements on the device, for better or worse. Still, it’s noteworthy that this is the first “pure” Android handset (if you turn off Facebook Home, of course) from HTC since the original Nexus One.

We’re also told Facebook doesn’t recommend it. No surprise there.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...