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Facedroid, Platinum Apps' tablet-centric Facebook client, got a major update today, bringing the app up to version 2.0.

For those who aren't familiar, Facedroid, which was released back in December of 2011, is a powerful Facebook client that looks to replace – and improve upon – Facebook's own mobile experience. The app does everything you'd expect and more, allowing for quick browsing, sharing, and updating, and its 2.0 update brings even more functionality, along with a guidelines-inspired redesign.

Besides the visual overhaul, the 2.0 update adds the ability to view and manage friend "Groups," improved optimization for 7" devices, performance improvements, a new Settings section, and "heaps" of bug fixes.

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The app still has its quirks, but Facedroid is definitely an app worth checking out for those users that want as much versatility as possible out of a Facebook client. Just hit the widget below to grab the download.

Update: The Facedroid team has uploaded version 2.01 to the Play Store, fixing compatibility issues with the Nexus 7 and other Jelly Bean devices, as well as squashing a few other bugs.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • scuttlefield

    Hmmm...somehow the Play Store believes that this is incompatible with my Nexus 7. That makes no sense...

    • http://profiles.google.com/liamname Liam Spradlin

      yep, as noted in the post there's a bug right now preventing Facedroid from being installed on devices running Jelly Bean, but we've been assured that it will be worked out soon. I'll keep the post updated.

      • scuttlefield

        Thanks. Totally missed the blurb below the screen shots.

      • http://btwnworlds.tumblr.com/ Lou G

        Thanks. ANYTHING to replace the facebook app at this point.

        • http://twitter.com/davidstallard David Stallard

          Hope it's doing a better job for you than the official app - let us know if you have any issues so we can get them fixed ASAP. Thanks. Dave @ Platinum Apps

          • http://btwnworlds.tumblr.com/ Lou G

            I would David (and I think it's great that you reply) but I didn't have the 1.99 to buy it. Only 1.53 left on my google credit but it does look really good!

    • http://twitter.com/davidstallard David Stallard

      Is it working all ok for you now scuttlefield? More updates to come soon too... Dave @ Platinum Apps

  • carl

    Apk download?

  • Gregory Folk

    Strange that in the play store under "What's New" it says "Improved optimization for 7 inch devices like Nexus 7" but the play store says it's incompatible with both my Nexus 7 AND my Kindle Fire.

    • http://btwnworlds.tumblr.com/ Lou G

      read the story. they did say there's a bug that prevents it from being installed on Jelly Bean devices that will be fixed as soon as possible.

    • http://twitter.com/davidstallard David Stallard

      Is it working all ok for you now Gregory? Dave @ Platinum Apps

  • Nathan Budd

    Is showing as unavailable on my Lenovo A1 running ICS.

  • Marcin Juszkiewicz

    "The application is incompatible with all your devices".

    When developers start to set list of non-compatible devices instead of list of compatible ones? My phone runs CM10 so ok, not compatible. But Archos tablet has ICS...

    • http://twitter.com/davidstallard David Stallard

      Should be working all ok now Marcin - could you please let me know if you have any issues? Thanks. Dave @ Platinum Apps

      • Marcin Juszkiewicz

        OK, now it appeared as available for my tablet. Now I may think about buying ;)

  • jordanjay29

    Perfect, I've been waiting for this release so I can finally uninstall the crapware Facebook app from my ASUS Transformer (OG) tablet. Now that Facedroid supports groups, it does everything I need it to.

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