Facebook released an updated version of their Android app today and finally addressed many reported issues – namely, that it was underpowered in comparison to the Facebook app for the iPhone, or even the mobile site. Tonight’s update brings a slew of improvements, raising the app to a level that puts it on par with its sister app on iOS.

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As you can see, the new app (left) is much improved over the old (right) – the most obvious new features being the photo bar along the bottom and the notification bar that now slides up, as well as adding Events, Messages, Search, and a… What’s New button.

Both the picture and notification bars are surprisingly useful:

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Other than that, the app just feels slicker and more native than the old one. Not much to report, really – just some more screencaps:

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Can’t find an official changelog anywhere as of yet, but there you have it. Certainly a big improvement over the old one.

Grab the update in the Market or scan this QR code with Barcode Scanner:

QR code for market://search?q=pname:com.facebook.katana
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