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Facebook once again updates its mobile app, this time the old fashioned way

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Mar 2013, 07:28

After trying to send a small update directly to Android devices without going through the Google Play Store, Facebook once again is sending out the same update to Android users, but this time doing so through the regular channels; in other words, the update is now available via the Google Play Store for those who have already downloaded the app...

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posted on 20 Mar 2013, 08:01 7

1. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

It seems a huge lof of people considered it harrassment by Facebook literally bombarding users with notifications to upgrade. Many did and found the update never downloaded properly or finally did update and was buggy. Either way Facebook was really up to no good

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 10:37 1

5. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 493; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

IMO they're still up to no good. The new version of the app in the play store calls for a new permission that allows files to be downloaded without notifying the user. In other words it seems to me that they haven't given up on upgrading the app automatically outside the play store, but that their solution is to not let users know when it happens.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 08:05

2. deviantirish79 (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)

It was a fail with the auto update. It tried downloading all day. Finally I had to turn off the update and uninstall and re-install just to get it to stop.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 08:22 7

3. amozhi (Posts: 130; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

The worst app on my device

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 11:33

6. Jyakotu (Posts: 854; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

I don't understand the problems people have with the Facebook on Android, because it works fine on my GNex. As for the auto update, it sounds great in theory, but it have precautions. If folks aren't near Wi-Fi and Facebook updated itself, that's using people's data cap. Or what about people with outdated Android phones that have little space on their phone for the latest and greatest apps? I know on my old Intercept (ugh), I had to use the old Facebook app because the new one took up too much space.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 13:22

7. Stuntman (Posts: 839; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

I turn off auto-updates for all of my apps. I don't like my apps to change without my initiating an update.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 14:35

8. Omarc07 (Posts: 481; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

I never ever had a problem with the fb app on all.the phones i had even up to now it still works great,, the worse app i have on my phone is grindr ugh lol.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 15:27

9. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

We need the developer of Falcon Pro to create a Facebook app. I would definitely shell out $2 for it.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 18:46

10. SpiritEagle (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)

Did anyone else have a virus go through their Facebook contacts?

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