Facebook Home is not the hit Facebook hoped it would be. The application, which replaces the home screen on Android devices, has not been widely adopted since its debut last month, and positive reviews of the software are few and far between. Facebook is taking the app back to the drawing board.
As a result, it has asked its European carrier partners to "hold off" on launching the HTC First, which is the only smartphone being sold with Facebook Home preinstalled. Further, the company won't be making the app available to new devices.
Now that facebook is a public entity on the stock exchange, their vision of the future has been replaced by dollar signs. To them, it made more sense to sell the phone as an extension of the product as opposed to the current methodology of giving away the product for free.
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