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Facebook Home Boots Google Search Off The Homescreen On Most Android Phones

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http://techcrunch.com – Shortly after this morning’s Facebook Home announcement, I had the opportunity to chat with Tom Allison, Facebook’s Engineering Manager for Android. We discussed his favorite parts of Home, how much they had to change the underlying OS (read: not much), and the biggest challenges they faced during Home’s development. One thing I found particularly interesting: while the version of Facebook Home that ships with the just-announced HTC First will have Google search built in, the version they’ve built for everyone else to download will not. On the handsets that don’t (IT news)