Install Facebook Home on Nexus 4

Facebook Home on Nexus 4

In (eager) anticipation of getting Google Glass on Saturday, I ordered up a fancy schmanzy Google Nexus 4. I wanted to try out Facebook Home but was disappointed that it wasn’t inline with the supported devices. Luckily, there are some enterprising folks out there that have gone through the difficult work of opening up the software to other phones.

You can install Facebook home in three simple steps.

  1. Remove all Facebook apps that are currently installed on your phone.
  2. Download this zip file, and transfer contents to phone.
  3. Using an app like APK Installer, install the three apps in this order:
    1. com.facebook.katana.apk
    2. com.facebook.home.apk
    3. fborca243.apk

After that, you are all set! Launch Facebook, and allow it to take over the home screen. Pretty cool, and a nice new Android interface.

via XDA Developers

My Nerd Life Has Never Been More Confusing

Is the Nexus 7 an iPad killer? No.

Is it an iPad mini killer? No.

But it doesn’t have to be. Android has — in many people’s mind — offered an alternative to iOS for those who don’t want to be in Apple’s ecosystem.

As an Apple nerd, I ordered a Nexus 7 as an easy way to keep up with what Google’s up to. I didn’t expect to enjoy using it, but I have. I can’t tell if it’s the form factor, the fact that’s it’s still new, or Android 4.1, but I really haven’t found much that this thing can’t do in my normal workflow. I use my iPad for reading, surfing, email and Twitter. That’s about it. The Nexus 7 does all of these things well.

As a card-carrying member of the Apple Fanboy Brotherhood TM, I’ve never found my nerd life so confusing.

I feel the same. It just works. For years I have been tied into Google services, and they all work for me. I’ve also been tied into Apple too. The apps that I use often on my iPad, are there on my Nexus. (Twitter, Facebook, Extreme Skate 2 [Don’t knock it. It’s awesome], Google Reader, and Spotify)

What I really miss on the iPad is tying into my Apple TV and Airport. But, I hear there are some apps for that…

via On the Nexus 7: My Nerd Life Has Never Been More Confusing — 512 Pixels.