Facebook has updated Messenger and main Facebook app this morning to prepare the arrival of Home (that is available only on selected devices, which are One X, One X+, First, Note 2 and SIII (eventually One and SIV). It looks like links are not up yet, but the app is live as you can see from this screenshot
I've been looking forward to it for nearly a whole month, following leaked previews on Modaco, getting excited for that.
Now that I finally got it, I'm kind of "yah, cool. Now let's go back to Nova"
That's not because I don't like it, the idea is nice. Probably it's just me.
I like the thing that with a simple swipe you can access your SMS/Facebook Messages, or main facebook app and the app drawer, but I'm missing many parts of my One X...
Widgets... that's android's pride. I need my widgets, like weather and news feed, and now I have to swipe up, open app drawer, scroll down to weather app to see if tomorrow is raining or not.
Long refreshing time... When I go back to facebook home after a while it needs 10-15 seconds to refresh news feed, and it's very annoying because it lags a lot in that moment, and can't do anything...
Btw, I love the new updates. Messenger app is nearly perfect now, I don't need to leave an app or a game to answer a text, and I love it
Please let me know your opinions, I would like to see if you agree and will use Home as default Launcher or not, and why
XDA users reviews:
"Worst app/launcher ever.."
"Dont think its gonna be a nice option to battery/data life.
Not much features as "normal" launchers, no widgets."
"Destroyed my battery today!"