Finally! After a long wait, Facebook app for Android has been updated to come on-par, if not better than its iPhone counterpart. Full list of change log is as follows. Screenshots of the new app after the break !

Facebook for Android (1)Facebook for Android: New Home-screen

An updated homescreen with:

  • The ability to post a status update or search for friends with just one click
  • A new photo reel that enables easy viewing of photos and videos from friends in your News Feed
  • A draggable Notifications drawer where you can easily see if a friend posted a note on your wall, commented or liked a post or tagged you in a photo
    Video playback from the app. Similar to the Facebook for iPhone application, we are using the H.264 baseline profile for encoding videos
    Support for Events. You can now review your upcoming events, read your event details, and even RSVP – all from the application
    Respond to friend requests without leaving the application

Facebook for Android (3)Facebook for Android: Swipe Upwards for Notifications..

Facebook for Android (2)Facebook for Android: News Feed

It was only a few days ago when we reported about Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg ditching his iPhone for Android. Facebook for Android was pending a long due update and this must have been in works for a long time. But now that Zuckerberg has finally made his switch to Android last week, it was probably perfect time for them to unveil this much needed update. Though it is debatable on whether Zuckerberg’s move to Android really has anything to do with this update or not, in any case, what we know is that Android users who love social networking has finally got something to cheer for!  [via TechCrunch]

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