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Facebook Android app ditches HTML5 and is twice as fast in version 2.0

Newsbrief by Andrew Kameka on Thursday December 13, 2012.

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Facebook's Android app has earned more than 1 million 1-star reviews for several perceived faults, including its sluggishness. The social networking giant today announced a new version of the app that addresses speed concerns and is "twice as fast" when looking at photos and timelines. Facebook has previously claimed that its app would be much faster, only for users to continue to complain, but the new app rebuilt with native code should be quicker than its HTML5 incarnation. Users will have a chance to validate those claims when Facebook 2.0 is released to Google Play later today.

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