Interesting; as Facebook announced yesterday evening and even distributed today as a press info, the social media giant has launched an Android Beta program to give people, who opt-in, access to the latest versions of Facebook for Android before the general release. Facebook's goals with this program are to expand its pool of testers and gain feedback across a more diverse set of devices. Just by using the app and reporting issues, Beta testers will be able to help Facebook improve performance on a wide variety of Android devices they may have otherwise been unable to test at scale. To subscribe to the Beta, users have to go to a Google Plus group to get access to the Google Play Store.
After joining the Facebook for Android Beta Testers Google group, Beta testers get a link to the Play Store where the Facebook Beta for Android can be downloaded from. Last but not least Facebook asks participating users to actively join the Facebook for Android Beta Testers group on Facebook to tell them what they think.
The currently public available Facebook for Android version is 3.3; the Beta version is already 3.4.
I'm not exactly sure how much this Beta testing improves the quality and stability of Facebook for Android but it's definitely much appreciated if companies involve its customers into early Beta testing to give them the chance to actively participate.
Cheers ~ Arne