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RELEASE: Official Facebook for Android now available from Android Market
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 09.09.09 - 09:09:00 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 19238x
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Yesterday evening, the long awaited official Facebook application for Android was finally released. Facebook for Android makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends. You can share status updates from your Android phone, either through the Facebook application itself or through the additional home screen widget. Furthermore you can check out your news feed, look at your friends' walls and user info. Also it's possible to upload photos from your phone and can even look up up to 125 friends' phone numbers, again straight from the home screen.

While so far, Facebook for Android looks quite promising it still has some limitations. For instance it's neither possible to tag photos nor is it possible to see who likes a status. Facebook for Android only shows the number of Likes. Contrary to the official Windows Mobile version, it's also not possible to upload videos to Facebook.

Facebook for Android v1.0 is a good start but it needs further improvements to make it competeable with other Facebook applications, available for Android today.
Anyway, it's available now, free of charge, from the Android Market and since the release yesterday evening the developers already fixed a nasty bug: The initial release worked on English language devices only and failed to start on devices with different system language. However, with version 1.0.1 it's fixed and now it also works on German, Spanish, Italian, etc. language Android smartphones.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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