The Facebook Home marketing campaign is now in full swing, having launched officially on the Android Google Play Store for US social networking fans.
And with the launch comes this new advert promoting the service, starring none other than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He’s usually a bit camera shy when away from Facebook’s F8 conferences, but he’s front and centre here, and comes over pretty well, even if he is upstaged by a goat.
Another tidbit of advert trivia? The supporting cast are all real members of the Facebook development team, and it’s all being filmed in Facebook’s real, industrial-looking HQ at Menlo Park, California.
As it stands, Facebook Home isn’t available in the UK, but there are work arounds to get it working if you’re keen to give the Facebook-centric Android UI a go. You’ll need to be using one of the supported devices (HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Galaxy S III, and Samsung Galaxy Note II, with the HTC One and Galaxy S4 getting support with future updates), and have the latest version of the standard Facebook app and Facebook Messenger apps installed. You’ll then need to download and install the Facebook Home APK from this link, and activate Facebook Home from the standard Facebook application’s settings tab.
For getting the interface on unsupported devices, check out this guide from MoDaCo.