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Facebook Home for Android: it isn't a phone, it isn't an operating system and it isn't a rebuilt version of Google's Android OS. What it is — technically, anyway — is a collection of apps acting as one organism to deliver a full-skin Facebook experience for your Android phone, putting your Facebook contacts' photos, status updates and chat icons front and centre.

Turning your Android phone into an in-your-face Facebook portal is an odd experiment for the social-networking titan, but one that's also logical. Facebook doesn't create hardware, and its social sharing and chatting is its heart. For die-hard fans, an all-out Facebook experience like Home really is the best way to keep a finger on the pulse of friends' social activity.

It's an incredibly niche audience, to be sure, and after seeing Facebook Home in action, we have more questions than answers about how the experience would benefit, rather than hinder, the majority of users.

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