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How long will it take Facebook Home to hit 1bn downloads? 76 years

Android app installed 500,000 times since its release

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Facebook Home has been downloaded 500,000 times from Google's Play store since it was released by the free content ad network earlier this month.

If the app was to continue to be downloaded at that pace then it would roughly take 76 Gregorian years for Facebook to have 1 billion Android users running the software, which skins the Google mobile OS with a constant stream of updates from the Mark Zuckerberg-run network.

Facebook currently has a little over 1 billion users worldwide on all devices.

But, as The Register has previously reported, Facebook Home has been getting mixed reviews from customers with some giving the app a very low score.

Meanwhile, it's highly unlikely that Apple fanbois will gain access to the same app as that developed for the Android platform. That's because Home on the iPhone would require much more immersive access than has ever been allowed by the iOS. ®

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