What is this?
On April 4, Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled Home, a new phone product from the social network. Home takes over an Android user’s phone experience, putting “people first,” according to the company. The new software will be released on April 12. Here’s a closer look at how it works.
What it isn't...
Facebook Home is not the Facebook Operating System many have speculated about. Unlike Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL), and Microsoft (MSFT), the company is not pouring resources into creating its own OS. Nor is it “forking” Google’s Android OS — that is, creating its own version of Android as Amazon (AMZN) has for its Kindle tablets.