Facebook for Android update available, Seems to add tablet support

September 13, 2011
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Late last night Facebook for Android received another update and while it includes the usual bug fixes and performance comments most updates do, it doesn't however mention that now it works for tablets and is available for download. Don't get me wrong this is no where near a tablet user interface, something we desperately need for Honeycomb but it does seem to look ok and work pretty great too. More details past the break.

Recent updates have been a bit boring lately and I know many Android users have been hoping and waiting for something better from the team at Facebook. Hopefully one day we'll get a full out Honeycomb application but for now this will have to work. Here's the list of updates right from Facebook themselves.

-Made it easier to share with who you want
-Improved the sharing tool to add privacy controls on posts and match your settings on the web site
-Added the ability to tag friends and places in posts
-Added new design for Profile and Group Walls
-Fixes and tweaks
-Improved photo browsing with swiping
-Added the ability to tag your friends in photos
-Improved Messages and Notifications
-Fixed a number of crashes and performance issues

Some of the notable changes are the ability to finally tag friends and places in posts and while viewing photos all now available on mobile. Some of the new UI changes are a welcomed addition but I still would like to see more changes on Android. The "pull to refresh" in news has been added as well as some other minor changes, I've been a bit busy on Google+ and have forgot about Facebook as of late, but that's just me.

It is available now in the market and head over for the update by clicking here. Give it a test on your Honeycomb tablet and tell us what you think in the comment section below. Enjoy!

[via Android Market]


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  • barnsley

    force close on galaxy tab 10.1

    • http://twitter.com/xguntherc Cory (xguntherc)

      works on mine.. looks lame. Would like a tablet UI soon

  • Wtbuff99

    Nope, still Force Closes when I tap on Friends icon. I get quick updates through Pulse.

  • Cameronkennedy18

    Seems to work on my asus transformer. Although iprefer just using facebook through my dolphin browser. But thanks for the report! Im glad i have it (even if it isnt tablet oriented)

  • Cameronkennedy18

    Seems to work on my asus transformer. Although iprefer just using facebook through my dolphin browser. But thanks for the report! Im glad i have it (even if it isnt tablet oriented)

  • MDiva

    Force close when attempting to post status, checkin or add photo.