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HTC First users can close Facebook Home, use stock Android

04/06, 6:52pm

Facebook phone first with non-Sense Android install since 2010

The HTC First, the upcoming smartphone preloaded with Facebook Home, will give users the option of turning off the Facebook launcher. Those opting to remove the socially-focused user interface will be able to use a stock installation of Android, and effectively becomes the first phone from the manufacturer to run without an overlay, such as Sense, since the T-Mobile G2.

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HTC details First budget smartphone with Facebook Home

04/04, 2:04pm

Handset carries entry-level price

Confirming earlier rumors, HTC has introduced its First smartphone as an AT&T exclusive. Although the device is not designed by Facebook or powered by a Facebook-developed operating system, it is the first to designed specifically for the social network's new Facebook Home experience that was introduced earlier today for Android phones.

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