Facebook Home sees 500K Google Play downloads in five days
But Facebook Home has racked up a dismal user review average on Google Play.
Earlier this month, Facebook took the wraps off Home, a suite of Android apps that converts your phone into a Facebook-centric device. Generally speaking, critics liked the software – "if you are a big Facebook fan, Facebook Home can be a big win," wrote one reviewer – and the HTC First, the first smart phone to come prepackaged with Home. So how is Home doing?
Moderately well, but maybe not as well as Facebook had hoped. According to Facebook's Benedict Evans, Facebook Home has been downloaded 500,000 times from the Google Play store since its debut on April 16. Mr. Evans posted the announcement to Twitter on Sunday, meaning that downloads averaged about 100,000 a day. Still, as Jordan Crook notes over at TechCrunch today, "these aren't blow-out numbers."