Facebook Home, the social network’s “people-centric” launcher, isn’t exactly off to a good start. Most users that installed it didn’t end up liking it, its popularity on Google Play Store started declining soon after launch. The first “Facebook Phone,” HTC First, which came with Home pre-installed turned out to be a flop. Now according to a new survery, over 90 percent of smartphone owners in the U.S. have no interest in using a device that has Facebook Home installed. The survey polled 1,000 adults which included some 455 smartphone users.
Half of all adults with Android smartphones polled said that they would not download Facebook Home on their devices. The quintessential “youth” market that is important to Facebook, which includes people aged 18-34, are the least likely to download Home according to this survey. Overall, the survey found that females were more interested than males in downloading Home. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently said that future Android apps will come with the ability to turn Home on or off with just one tap, the company isn’t going to stop working on its Android launcher, lets see if the future versions are able to sway public perception.
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