Facebook sends out invites to its "new home on Android" for April 4th
0. phoneArena 28 Mar 2013, 20:57 posted on
We've been noting recently, that other than trying to find a way around the Google Play Store, Facebook hasn't been doing a whole lot to update its Android app. The iOS side of things has gotten voice calling slowly rolling out to more and more Facebook users, but Android has started to fall behind. Now, Facebook has sent out invites for an April 4th event in which it plans to show off its "new home on Android", and of course the rumor mill has already started running overtime to figure out what that might mean...
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2. imkyle (Posts: 1001; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Instead of announcing a Facebook phone, how about reading the reviews on the Play store and fixing the damn app..
8. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
this 100%. Make it a somewhat decent app.
Facebook on android might be worse than itunes on windows. That's saying a lot.
3. drum009 (Posts: 33; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
I removed the app from my phone.... and than a week later I deactivated my account.
All I ever read/saw in my feed were a bunch of useless "shared" photos,quotes, and links to irrelevant websites. It was either that, or delete all my friends. haha. I don't think i will reactivate my account even after this unveiling
10. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
What else you think face book is. Most people just post random things in there lives hoping that its interesting to other people. Or to brag how cool they are.. That and to reunite with old friends thinking this time around that it will be different. Thats 90% of what facebook is.
4. jacko1977 (Posts: 394; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
updates outside google play somethings not right i wouldn't trust that facebook could put anything in to spy on u
7. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
If they decide to put new T&C on it, I'll stick to the one in the Play Store.
5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
hmm...i don't know what they could mean by "new home on Android" but there's several things that we could see on the 4th. improvements to the app (like an improved Tablet layout) seems likely maybe also the Poke app being brought to Android, Google Now integration, maybe even some hardware. they might also take the chance to talk about their plans for Google Glass.
6. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
free facebook phone that makes you like stuff to stay free?? /s
9. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Has anyone ever tried FriendCaster?
I believe its better™
16. dragonstkdgirl (Posts: 144; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
All I'm interested in hearing about from FB as well is that they are going to fix the dang app. Features I actually liked (such as swipe to delete comments) have been missing from the app for months, while more and more worthless crap is showing up in the app. And what is this about being redirected to the browser for timeline review??? Dumb, dumb, dumb...
Not going to lie, my Play Store reviews for FB are getting more and more hostile with each update. Were the developers allowed to go back to their iPhones or something?