Facebook 2.0 Brings Native Code Speed Improvements To Android

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A few months back, iOS users saw the arrival of a newly revamped version of Facebook, with the app ditching its reliance on HTML5 and implementing some native code, resulting in a big speed increase. A little later on, we heard from Zuckerberg himself, talking about how native apps were going to be the future face of the company’s mobile presence. Android fans have been waiting patiently for Facebook to deliver the same kind of overhaul to their platform’s Facebook app, and today they get their wish.

Facebook 2.0 for Android promises some big speed improvements over previous editions. From launching the app, to browsing timelines, to checking out photos, everything should just work faster.

Right now, the Play Store still has the old version of the Facebook app, but the company promises that Facebook 2.0 will be arriving sometime later today. Once you’re able to snag the new release, we’d love to hear your impressions of what Facebook’s managed to accomplish: is this a long-overdue improvement, or were you hoping for something more?

Update: And the app is live.

Source: Facebook
Via: Android Guys

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