Facebook for Android updated with performance fixes – still slow

May 31, 2012
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The boys from Facebook are back today, pushing out a quick incremental update for Android that appears to fix multiple bugs and even improve performance. We've seen and heard the "improve performance" comment in the past so decided to quickly update and give it a try.

Facebook didn't reveal much about the update, so it must have been rather small. The "what's new" area only states "improved performance and various bug fixes." Pretty vague change log for something as huge as Facebook. Either it really was that small of an update or they didn't do enough to warrant saying so. I was hoping for a larger change log myself.

Looking through the comments (which are always brutal and critical of Facebook) it doesn't look like performance has been improved in the slightest. I don't know about you guys but I rarely use Facebook and when I do, I'm not all that impressed with the mobile version. They could learn a thing or two from Google's latest Google+ app. Can we really blame Facebook for having a slow app when it comes do data? They do have like 1 billion users or so now. Just a thought.

[via Play Store]


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  • firethorn

    I didn’t really like the latest G+ app update as it sacrificed easy readability in favor of big stylish (and sometimes not-so-stylish) pictures. While FB could generally do worse than take a page out of G+’s playbook, this is not one of those cases IMO.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Yea I see your point. It G+ made the pics a little smaller, but kept the idea I’d be a bigger fan myself.

      • firethorn

        Exactly. I think Google likes changing things around and iterating on design rather more than usual, to see what works best for them (and hopefully us).

  • http://bcdunkel.tumblr.com bcdunkel

    My galaxy tab 10.1 wifi got the update for timeline with this update.

  • Aadam Gibson

    For the best experiences, I had update my Android Facebook application but unfortunately it’s not as batter as previous version. Now it’s time to rollback to previous version.