Apparently there’s no need for Google to be worried that Facebook will take over all Android phones in the near future. A new report published online by BGR has hinted that AT&T may no longer sell the HTC First to its customers.
The news is not shocking, as only 15,000 phones ended up being sold to customers since its April 12th release. The price of the phone was recently dropped from $99 to $0.99, although in response to the speculation, AT&T emailed BGR saying, “As mentioned previously, we do pricing promotions all the time and have made no decisions on future plans.”
Facebook Home also can be downloaded to compatible phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note II and HTC One X. It has received tons of one-star reviews from the Google Play Store and it has been downloaded over a million times. Some of the negative comments include that it “ruins the interface” and “you can’t log out or stop this app.”
Clearly there’s some confusion about what Facebook Home does to a handset. Maybe Facebook didn’t realize how important the regular interface is for Android users, many of whom are accustomed to widgets, folders, and docks.
This news does not spell the demise of Facebook Home. While there is a chance for it to succeed in the future, right now its prospects look pretty grim.