Probably the biggest news that actually came out of the Facebook Mobile Event was the announcement of a updated Facebook app for Android. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg admitted at the event that the Android app was not up-to-par, and that it was lagging behind the iPhone version. He also said that the Android version will see a more steady stream of updates, just like the iPhone version.
Facebook v1.4.0 new features include:
- Groups: share posts with small groups of friends
- Places: share where you are with friends, see where friends are, discover places nearby
- Improved notifications: view comments and updates within the app
This update isn’t a huge overhaul or anything spectacular, it’s just a refresh with some fixes and small additions. We din’t get a Facebook phone or a Facebook iPad app, instead we got this. The new features seen here, will also come to the iOS version soon.
Facebook for Android v1.4.0 is available now on the Android Market.