htcfirst Google may ban Facebook Home on Android

Google has hinted that it may ban Facebook Home on Android devices eventually in order to ensure a good user experience.

Google has hinted that it may ban Facebook Home on Android devices eventually in order to ensure a good user experience.

 
Sundar Pichai, head of Android, commented on Facebook's new launch page service in an interview with Wired, where he said that Google was keeping its options open.
 
“We want to be a very, very open platform, but we want a way by which end users are getting a good experience overall,” Pichai said. “We have to figure out a way to rationalize things, and do it so that it makes sense for users and developers. There’s always a balance there. It’s no different from the kind of decisions that Facebook has to make about its own platform. But right now, we don’t plan to make any changes—we are excited they’ve done good work.”
 
htcfirst Google may ban Facebook Home on Android
 
He added that some users really want this feature, and he thinks Facebook will be able to do it successfully. However, he also stated that Google has to “provide a consistent experience,” which means changes are made in every release of Android.
 
If we look deeper into Pichai's vague comments it suggests Google is not ruling out any eventuality, including the prospects of disabling Facebook Home on all Android devices.
 
Facebook Home is largely viewed as a flop, with the HTC First, the only device featuring the service as standard, failing to sell. Within a month of launch the device received a price cut from $99 to just $0.99, which is fairly indicative of consumer demand.