The HTC First & Facebook Home are scheduled to be launched on April 12, and it did – but there are a few catches. The HTC First is a US story, while Facebook Home is… well, the same story too. You can get it on the Play Store for free if you’re located in the US. For Filipinos, not now, not here.
Thankfully, an APK is already out for us non-US residents. You can get it here. To have it working, you’ll need to update the Facebook app for a few permissions, and you’re good to go. Sorta. You’ll need a Samsung Galaxy S4, S3 Note 2 or an HTC One X/One X+ for it to be operational; otherwise this will be displayed as I tried it for my Nexus 4 (which was one of the supported devices from the earlier leak).
So for those selected Samsung and HTC users, why not give it a try? Some of you might change views about the new Android launcher.