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Yes, the initial Google Play ratings are pretty crappy for Facebook Home. But at the very least, we know that people are definitely curious about the social media king’s new addition.

Facebook Home surpassed 500,000 downloads in the Google Play Store this weekend, just nine days after its release on April 12. The company’s newest add-on puts Facebook photos, updates, messages and services at the forefront of smartphone homescreens.

While the 500K number is only a fraction of Facebook’s global user base of over one billion, it’s still a substantial number considering that the app is only available on five Android-based phones at the moment.

Though my smartphone accounted for one of those 500,000 downloads, Facebook Home was quickly abolished from my Galaxy S3.

Why? Well, I don’t want Facebook in my face every time I touch my phone, and I missed the picture of fresh sushi on my lock screen. You can read more here: “Why I uninstalled Facebook Home in 30 seconds.”

So what about you all? Did you give it a try? Is it still on your phone?

Vote here, and feel free to chime in with a comment below:


P.S.: Here’s a funny Facebook Home parody from The Joy of Tech:


Previously on GeekWire: Microsoft pokes fun at Facebook, says new ‘Home’ is like Windows Phone in 2011 … Mocking Facebook Home: Is the joke on Facebook, or us? 

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