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Facebook Home installations eclipse 500,000 mark

The Facebook Home Android launcher has proven to reasonably popular during its first week of availability. So far, Home has been downloaded over 500,000 times via the Google Play store in a bit over week of availability. While hundreds of thousands of installations sounds good for Facebook, Home is still on shaky ground.

The big problem is that Facebook Home continues to land predominantly negative reviews. The average rating for the application on Google Play is only 2.2. Facebook Home launched on April 12 in the United States and was available for international users as of April 16.

When you compare the launch of Facebook Home to other high-profile Android launches, 500,000 installations is definitely a modest start. However, currently Facebook Home is only compatible with a few of the Android devices on the market. By comparison, Instagram was downloaded 1 million times in 24 hours when it hit Android last year, but it worked on just about every Android device out there.
Interestingly, out of the approximately 10,900 reviews for Facebook Home on Google Play, 5617 of those are one start reviews. Despite poor reviews, Facebook Home appears to be steadily increasing its user numbers. On April 19 the app was listed with a number of installs between 100,000 and 500,000. Reports now indicate that the app is listed in the 500,000 to 1,000,000 install range.
[via The Next Web]


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