Facebook for Android Gets Important Update, Now Native and Much Faster

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  • 14 Dec 2012
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  • Facebook for Android 2.0 has been released just hours ago and it brings a significant improvement in the overall functioning of the application. The new app doesn’t bring a design change, but a speed change and also you should know that this is the first fully native Android app from Facebook.


    The previous ones involved a combo of native code and a webview, that made the app quite slow and the past updates were very criticized. The only new design trait of the 2.0 update is a banner for new stores, so when you’re browsing your feed or Timeline you’ll see a banner at the top of the page showing you that updates were posted. A tap on the banner brings the user back to the new updates. The photos now open with a tap so you can like and comment quickly.

    The Timeline and news feed will also load faster. You should also know that the jump to a native app finally makes photos load faster and the Facebook app won’t freeze anymore when going from pic to pic of from one section of the app to another. The native code also has other advantages, such as the ability to update the app more easier in the future. This means that the Facebook developments will come as updates faster in the future. You can get the new and improved Facebook for Android from here.

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