The Android overlay Facebook Home, out for almost a month now, was only available on a handful of select devices. That is, until yesterday. Thanks to a small change, the social network's core Android app is allowing unsupported handsets to use it anyway.
As Facebook boasts of nearly hitting 1 million installations since the April 16 debut of Facebook Home, the glorified launcher can now be installed on a number of previously unsupported handsets.
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For those smartphones, users installing Facebook Home will be warned they "may not get the best experience," with the option to go straight to Facebook proper or "Use Home Anyway."
What the hey
At least two flagship handsets - Samsung's Galaxy S4 and Sony's Xperia ZL - are said to work just fine by ignoring the aforementioned warning, while a third, the HTC One, appears to be working with no prompt at all.
Thursday's update to the official Facebook app presumably added this unofficial support, also introducing an option for persistent notifications which can be disabled via Settings.