Facebook updates Android app built for speed
The first thing you’ll notice after booting up is how much faster the entire news feed loads.
There’s no more waiting for the circular progress wheel to spin while the app pulls in the latest status updates, check-ins and selfie photos from your friends. It seems to load almost instantly.
Another gripe I had with the Facebook app for Android was that notifications seemed to update as if they were arriving via messenger pigeon.
Now, they appear when something new arrives, and vanish as soon as you’ve checked them out.
The update comes just weeks after Facebook put up posters in its offices, urging employees to switch to Android (from iPhone) so that they would get an idea of what their then-slow Android app was really like.
Did you get the new Facebook for Android app? What feature would you like to see?- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets