Facebook has launched a new version of their Android app today taking it to version 2.0, which has been built with native code to improve speed and performance on Android devices.
The new performance tweaks have improved load times considerably with the application and images opening and loading quicker than the previous version, helping you to navigate to new updates from your friends with ease.
Other new features include the News feed and Timeline will now also load faster, and the new Stories bar lets you see more stories without refreshing the page, together with a smoother user interface. To find out more technical details jump over to the Facebook Android App engineering notes.
“Today, we’re releasing a new version of Facebook for Android that’s been rebuilt in native code to improve speed and performance. To support the unique complexity of Facebook stories across devices, we’re moving from a hybrid native/webview to pure native code, allowing us to optimize the Facebook experience for faster loading, new user interfaces, disk cache, and so on.”
The new Facebook 2.0 for Android application is now available to download for free from the Google Play Store.
Source: Droid Life
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