Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Apr 2013 20:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Facebook has unveiled its Android launcher replacement, called Facebook Home, the Android launcher that's just perfect for those of us with perfect friends with perfect photos and a perfect life. Oh, and it'll get ads, too. No thanks, Facebook.
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Semi off topic rant here
by thesunnyk on Thu 4th Apr 2013 23:50 UTC
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It annoys me how people comment without actually knowing how Android works. Notably Om Malik, who claims:

* First, to buy his company time to build a proper OS that will come to us in dribs and drabs and then will wash over us suddenly, like a riptide

Why? What will that buy Facebook that home won't? Especially given that home runs on every Android phone? What the hell does facebook need to build that they haven't done with home? Or do you just not understand what an OS is?

* The phone’s GPS can send constant information back to the Facebook servers

But they could do that just as well with the app. It's not iOS, it's Android, the apps can do what they like.

* Facebook can quickly deduce the location of your home

Google already does. Facebook could do that even before Home.

* Android allows Facebook to do whatever it wants on the platform, and that means accessing the hardware as well

You keep using those words... I think Om doesn't "get" Android.

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