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Latest Facebook update requires Froyo or above

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Latest Facebook update requires Froyo or above
Android owners have yet another Facebook update available to them starting today. The update brings the app up to version 1.9.7 and interestingly, it now only works on Android 2.2 and above. It’s safe to say that the majority of devices meet that requirement, but maybe Facebook will finally speed things up by dropping support for ancient devices.

The changelog notes that the app login and navigation should be much faster as well as some new messaging features that allow you to flip back and forth between conversations. If you have an Android device running Froyo or above and are ready to speed up your Facebook experience, head on over to the Google Play store to grab this free update.

source: Google Play

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posted on 12 Jul 2012, 21:49 2

1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it does seem noticeably faster now. o:

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 21:52 1

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5328; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


and all they had to do was get rid of some older versions of android to do so :D

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 12:06

8. Stuntman (Posts: 669; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I got fooled by an earlier update. It was fast the first time I launched it and thought it was an improvement. Then after a few days, it slowed down significantly. Try it out for a couple of days and let us know if you still think it is noticeably faster than before.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 12:32

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5488; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


well it's always been steadily improving but it's just been buggy.

posted on 12 Jul 2012, 21:50 2

2. mas11 (Posts: 1017; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Anything below 2.2 doesn't need to be supported.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 00:55

6. mas11 (Posts: 1017; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Btw only 5.4% of Android phones run anything older than Froyo.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 00:39

4. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


My mom's Xperia x8 still running 2.1 .

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 00:52

5. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Not bad, still widely supported

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 00:56

7. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I think there's Android 4.0 update for it

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