Facebook Katana for Android Goes Live in the Android Market, Gets Faster
It’s now easier to get around the application and quicker
Many features and settings present in previous versions have been re-arranged to make it easier for users to find them. Users can now get to their groups, apps, pages, and settings with only a single click.
Two days ago we reported about an upcoming version of Facebook, but rumor had it that the application would bring several new features.
Dubbed Facebook Katana, the application doesn’t seem to feature the rumored dedicated “Places” application, or at least not at this point.
The reason behind this situation comes from the fact that Facebook may have decided to push this application in the Android Market as a completely different application.
However, the rest of the rumored changes seem to have been included in this release, such as the rehauled application’s user interface layout and its fresh look.
Among other new changes included Facebook claims that the photos and albums are now up to two times faster than in previous versions. In addition, the developer also made it easier for users to share photos, view comments and edit captions.
Messages and notifications have been moved on top of the application, so users can have a better view on these two aspects and stay updated with the latest messages even if they browse among pages.
There’s also a menu bar on the right side of the screen where users can quickly access News Feed, Groups, games and apps.
Overall, it appears that the application is now a perfect match to the iOS version, which was much better designed in comparison with other previous versions for Android.
Facebook for Android is available as a free download from Android Market and is compatible with all devices running Android 1.5 and up.