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Native Facebook App for Android Reportedly Close to Launch

By - Source: Engadget | B 12 comments

New app moving away from current version's HTML5 approach.

Facebook is reportedly in the final stages of testing a new Android app.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has already confirmed that a native Android app has been in the works. He had admitted that the current HTML5 app of the social network was a mistake.

Engadget now reports that Facebook has entered the final stages of testing its native Android application. Upon the completion of the testing phases, the site apparently won't take much time in releasing the application.

Last week, Facebook surpassed a billion active users, with mobile users exceeding 600 million.

 

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    ddpruitt , October 10, 2012 5:44 PM
    Can this new "native" version been removed?

    You know unlike the old one that practically required you to wipe your phone?
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    Ragnar-Kon , October 10, 2012 5:49 PM
    Wait wait wait.... Android doesn't have a native Facebook app already? News to me. Well... hopefully it can be removed as ddpruitt says--no one likes not having control over their phones.

    Anyway, my old-school flip phone and I will be under our rock if anyone needs me.
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    john_4 , October 10, 2012 6:09 PM
    Facebook is for Tools & Fools
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    john_4 , October 10, 2012 6:10 PM
    Ragnar-KonWait wait wait.... Android doesn't have a native Facebook app already? News to me. Well... hopefully it can be removed as ddpruitt says--no one likes not having control over their phones.Anyway, my old-school flip phone and I will be under our rock if anyone needs me.

    Agree, my flip phone with two week standby time and about a week under use with bluetooth for my car serves me well.
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    back_by_demand , October 10, 2012 9:31 PM
    john_4Agree, my flip phone with two week standby time and about a week under use with bluetooth for my horse & carriage serves me well.

    Fixed!
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    eddieroolz , October 11, 2012 1:05 AM
    Kind of surprised that there is no native version, actually...
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    olaf , October 11, 2012 5:16 AM
    as long as it won't be intertwined with the OS i don't mind, ill uninstall it anyway... so i can hear people say : WOW you don't have facebook ... how can you go on ...
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    g00fysmiley , October 11, 2012 12:52 PM
    that is good to hear... the current facebook for android is just... bad hopefully this will fax some of the cachign and image clipping/ load issues. even at home on wifi it can take 30 seconds to load an image, same on my wife's phone and we have a 54 mbs connection
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    mike punsalan , August 14, 2013 5:58 PM
    Should try
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    mike punsalan , August 14, 2013 5:59 PM
    Should try
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    mike punsalan , August 14, 2013 6:00 PM
    Should try
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