Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, And Sony Xperia ZL Get Facebook Home

The divisive Facebook Home interface was quietly added to several big devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and Sony Xperia ZL.

Thursday Facebook held a press conference to talk about Facebook Home, saying it has had over one million total installations.

But as Android Central points out, that does not account for active installations: anyone who downloaded the app and just is not using it.

Shortly after the event, the Facebook app received an update, and then it was readily available for the new devices.

On the Galaxy S4 and Xperia ZL, users were given the option to “Use Home Anyway.” The app launched normally and successfully.

The HTC One did not feature that prompt and it worked just fine.

When Facebook Home was announced, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One were listed as devices that supported the app, but until now technical issues have prevented that from happening. The update of the Facebook app also added an “ongoing” notification that can be turned off in the settings menu.

This news comes just days after the HTC First, the first phone to get Facebook Home, was available for just 99 cents on a two-year plan. The phone originally launched for $99 on April 12.

The HTC One is technically the only phone of the trio to officially have Facebook Home. The Galaxy S4 and Xperia ZL will still tell you they do not support Facebook Home, hence the “Use Home Anyway” option, which supposedly works as well as it does on the HTC One and HTC First.

The HTC First, unofficially called the “Facebook Phone,” received mixed reviews after its release, with critics citing the Facebook Home app as a significant issue.

Prior to this, the app had only been available on the HTC First, HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S3.

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