Facebook for Android

Facebook for Android

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5.1
  • Total Downloads:
    292,946
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 28, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the product page. You can download the application in the Android Market from your Android device.

Editors' Review

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The official Facebook for Android app is undoubtedly the best way to interact with Facebook on your Android smartphone. An overhauled interface (that closely resembles the iPhone app, we might add) presents seven icons for your news feed, profile, friends, photos, message in-box, events (like birthdays), and pending friend requests. Below the icon dashboard is a photo reel that lets you swipe through thumbnails of friends' recently uploaded photos, although there's no context surrounding the image until you click through to your buddy's profile page. Even then, you won't be able to enlarge the image until you click again.

The start screen is also home to a notifications bar that slides up to share the latest news. In addition, there are shortcut buttons for updating your status and searching your friend list or the global Facebook roster.

Though the update is a vast improvement to the feature-thin predecessor, we're still looking forward to seeing Facebook further refine the app.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Facebook deserves better than this on the 'droid"

March 06, 2011  |  By yamoon1979

 |  Version: Facebook for Android 1.5.1

Pros

Great presentation laid out in a similar fashion to the iPhone version. Photos are presented well with easy access to albums. Places now available on the 'droid version.

Cons

onnection problems (despite running on a newly formatted Samsung) plague the software which stops the app gaining an extra 2 stars. Get it sorted Facebook and you've got yourselves a flawless product. Also unable to "like" comments.

Summary

For the most part this app works OK but when it stops connecting properly you are so much better off just throwing your phone over to the browser and running Facebook from there instead. It's a shame that the connection issue exists as this is a great app otherwise. But these connection issues can... and do render it unusable at times.

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3 stars

"Facebook deserves better than this on the 'droid."

February 13, 2011  |  By bcostelloe

 |  Version: Facebook for Android 1.5.1

Pros

Great presentation laid out in a similar fashion to the iPhone version. Photos are presented well with easy access to albums. Places now available on the 'droid version.

Cons

Connection problems (despite running on a newly formatted Samsung) plague the software which stops the app gaining an extra 2 stars. Get it sorted Facebook and you've got yourselves a flawless product. Also unable to "like" comments.

Summary

For the most part this app works OK but when it stops connecting properly you are so much better off just throwing your phone over to the browser and running Facebook from there instead. It's a shame that the connection issue exists as this is a great app otherwise. But these connection issues can... and do render it unusable at times.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.5.1
Version 1.5.1 added deals, chat, and push notifications, and includes various bug fixes.
General
Publisher Facebook
Publisher web site http://facebook.com
Release Date January 28, 2011
Date Added January 28, 2011
Version 1.5.1
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 211.61KB
File Name details
Popularity
Total Downloads 292,946
Downloads Last Week 146
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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