Android Is Where Facebook Home’s Heart Is, Not Coming To iOS Anytime Soon


After Facebook introduced “Home,” its new launcher for Android phones that will help you engage with your friends quickly without having to open the actual app, I asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg if such a product could ever find its way to iOS.

Clearly, the reason for “starting with Android,” as Zuckerberg put it at the beginning of the Home event, is because Google’s mobile operating system is completely open, can be modified or forked by anyone and allows more customizations than any other mobile OS.

When it comes to iOS, Zuckerberg was quick to remind us that it already has a partnership with Apple, since Facebook is as deeply integrated into the operating system as a company can get. Currently, you can tweet of update your Facebook status from the notification screen on your iDevice. A complete customization like this would be a tough sell for Apple, and it’s…

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Posted on April 4, 2013, in Managed Services. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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