Latest Facebook update requires Froyo or above

Latest Facebook update requires Froyo or above
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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9 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it does seem noticeably faster now. o:

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

8. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

2. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Anything below 2.2 doesn't need to be supported.

6. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

4. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

My mom's Xperia x8 still running 2.1 .

5. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Not bad, still widely supported

7. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I think there's Android 4.0 update for it

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