Facebook for Android Gets an Update
Aug 3, 2010, 10:33 PM by Philip Berne
Facebook has updated its app for Android devices, bringing some unique cosmetic changes as well as some new features and improvements. Users can now play back H.264 video from within the Facebook app itself. The new version also supports Facebook events, which were previously missing from the mobile app. The new front page has been redesigned. Android users will now see a "photo reel" near the bottom of the screen, populated with recent photo uploads from friends. The notification bar is now a draggable drawer that offers more extensive notifications. It is also easier to respond to friend requests and easier to open shared Web links from the Facebook app.
Facebook's Events App Reaches Android Devices
Facebook has made its Events application available to Android handsets via the Google Play Store. Events By Facebook, released to iOS devices in October, lets users find and schedule things to do with family and friends.
Facebook's Events App to Help You Find Things to Do
Facebook today announced a new app called Events, which is meant to help Facebook users find and schedule tings to do with family and friends. The app will highlight events that friends are planning to attend, new events added by liked pages, and updates from events to which users may have already RSVP'd.
Facebook Brings Graph Search to iPhone
Facebook today detailed some updates it's made to search both on Facebook.com and within the iPhone app. Most importantly, Facebook is adding Graph Search to the iPhone mobile app, which will allow iPhone users to search for things such as "Which of my friends likes 'Homeland'?" and other natural language queries.
Facebook Adds Fun Tools to Photo Uploader for iOS
Facebook has updated the photo uploader in its iOS app and given users the ability to make creative edits as they go. The new uploader lets people preview and apply filters by swiping left and right, easily add text, and plaster images with stickers from the Facebook sticker store.
Facebook Messenger for Android Updated to Match iPhone
Facebook has updated the Android version of its Messenger application with the same new features given to the iPhone version earlier this week. Facebook Messenger for Android is now able to send videos directly from the camera roll, and will instantly playback videos received in conversation threads.
Mark Zuckerberg finally taking Android seriously
I wonder if the update has anything to do with that.
Previously, he had mostly negative comments about Android not being a serious contender in the smartphone game. Goes to show you how much things can change in a few short years.
It's pretty nice!