While Facebook for Android is one of the most popular applications on the Android Market, it is not very well received by a lot of people due to an abundance of bugs and, more importantly, tons of missing functionality compared to both the site and the iOS app.

Earlier this month, the Facebook Android team stopped by Reddit to ask the community for suggestions. Almost 1000 upvotes and over 1000 comments later, they had their work cut out for them.

A few minutes ago, the Facebook team account came back to Reddit to announce the first fruit of their labor - an upcoming 1.6 release, featuring:

  • Improved News Feed including comment liking
  • Pages
  • Video Uploads
  • Many bug fixes

Unfortunately, not everyone is invited as the beta test is private for the time being, so you'll have to fill out this form and see if you are granted access. If someone gets their hands on the 1.6 update, feel free to come back and post your impressions.

Source: Reddit