Facebook is the first non-Google Android app to hit the 1 billion install threshold
posted by Michael H. / Sep 02, 2014, 1:11 PM
Gmail was the first Android app to reach 1 billion installs, and that happened back in March. Since then, Maps and YouTube have joined the club. Facebook reaching the milestone is arguably more impressive than any of Google's apps, because Facebook doesn't come pre-installed on most devices and has to be actively installed by users.
We're still wondering what app will be next to cross the milestone. Facebook Messenger hit 500 million installs just a couple weeks ago, so that would be unlikely, though possible given Facebook is now requiring it for messaging. WhatsApp has been in the 500 million to 1 billion category for a while now, so that might be the frontrunner.
Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012
I have facebook app..but I don't use..... Heck I stopped using facebook at all...
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 1:19 PM 0
same i hardly use it. plus it's preinstall in all our phones. so why is this news?
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 2:56 PM 2
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Now they can enhance the UI and make it so it doesn't eat 120MB+ of RAM after you close the app.
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 1:58 PM 0
Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013
Just use the web mobile lol.. not sure you can upload pics/videos
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 2:40 PM 0
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That's what 64bit Cpu and software does. Takes and requires more Ram to run very smoothly. I use McTweaker on the rooted Note3, along with Rohesoft Ram expander. The app let's you gain extra 3g Ram, in total, 5th Ram . The app called System Panel shows that Facebook takes up 200 mb of Ram.
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 6:01 PM 0
Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011
1 of the worst major apps ever! Also apps in general have to many unnecessary permissions. There should be option to install apps with only certain permissions. For instance, Facebook app could be used without giving permission to use camera & address book if you don't want to use that feature
posted on Sep 02, 2014, 6:06 PM 0
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