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Have you been waiting to get your hands on the HTC First, a smartphone that has Facebook home pre-installed? If this is the case, we have bad news for you. Facebook and EE have confirmed that the handset’s UK launch will be delayed.
In a statement sent to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook said, “We’ve listened to feedback from users on their experience using Home. While many people love it, we’ve heard a lot of great feedback about how to make Home substantially better. As a result we’re focusing the next few months on adding customization features that address the feedback we received.”
EE said in a statement, “We will continue to build on our strong relationship with Facebook so as to offer customers new opportunities in the future.”
In a statement sent to PC Pro, EE said, “Following customer feedback, Facebook has decided to focus on adding new customisation features to Facebook Home over the coming months. While it is working to make a better Facebook Home experience, it has recommended holding off launching the HTC First in the UK, and so we will shortly be contacting those who registered their interest with us to let them know of this decision.”
Previously, the Facebook app for the iPhone made you feel like tearing your eyes out. Now, the biggest social network in the internet has solved this problem by rolling out an update for iOS.
The Facebook iPhone app version 5.0 gives the app a full overhaul “from the ground up”. It also fixes some bugs that have been plaguing users for quite some time now.
Feeds load faster than before and scrolls more fluidly. Pictures also load much faster. They can also be discarded by simply swiping up or down.
If you’re looking to get the update to Facebook iPhone app, you can get it from the iPad maker’s site here.
It has been rumoured that Facebook is planning to create a Facebook phone in partnership with HTC, since the Taiwanese firm has created the Salsa and Chacha (Android handsets with dedicated Facebook buttons). In a recent earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO and co-founder, said this would be happening anytime soon.
Instead of making a Facebook phone, Zuckerberg said that Facebook is ‘working closely’ with manufacturers, which ensures users the best Facebook experience on smartphones. This makes sense, since it’s cheaper to work side by side with manufacturers rather than investing on developing your own hardware. Not to mention the possibility of competing with hardware giants such as Samsung and Apple.
Were you looking forward to the Facebook phone? Let us know through a comment.