October 19, 2012 12:26pm
Facebook doesn’t yet have a native app for Android — well, not native in the true sense of the word — but that doesn’t mean they aren’t pushing out regular updates to improve the app as it is currently.
Yesterday the company pushed out another photo-centric update, this time making it easier to tag photos. You can now also choose a previously-created or new album when uploading individual or grouped photos, something that was previously possible only through the iPhone Facebook Camera app.
For an app build almost entirely in HTML5, Facebook for Android is actually quite spritely, especially when run on more modern hardware. We’re excited for the day when Facebook for Android is built on native code, but for the time being enjoy your improved photo uploading experience.
Facebook also made the “biggest overhaul of [its] Android SDK so far,” making it easier for developers to integrate the social network into third-party apps. These features include the Friend Picker and Places Picker, which apps can use to access the Open Grap in more comprehensive ways.
Download Facebook for Android.