Facebook update fixes stability issue


Facebook have released a pretty nice upgrade for their Android application. Facebook 1.9.5 fixes an issue that causes the device to crash after being logged out and after long periods of inactivity.

While it’s not the elaborate experience-changing update we’re all waiting for (especially those of us using Android 4.0), we’ll take whatever improvements we can get. Find it in the Google Play Store.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Still is one of the slowest apps in the world.

    1. Exactly why their stock sucked, because their mobile plan is aweful. Considering Android is the most popular mobile OS on the planet you’d think they would make it work a little more smoothly but no.

      1. Its all about the name. Android may be #1 on paper and to all of us, but to the isheep and most people its still #1 one just because its the “cool” thing. Just because everyone else has one. My Gnex can do everything an iPhone can and more. Looks better and its faster.

    2. Slowest app ever! It’s like your connection switches to dial-up whenever you use that app!

  2. They need to fix the bug that says there isn’t a connection when their is.

  3. I uninstalled this app a week ago…the slowness was killing me…in it’s place I now have a bookmark to the facebook website….works 100 times better.

    Still, G+ > Facebook, so I try to minimize what time I spent on Fb anyway

    1. I uninstalled the FB for Android app a week ago too. I’ve had enough of them not fixing basic issues for over a year now. G+ is far superior and that is what I’m using and loving it. I hate that I couldn’t easily share pictures and tell FB what album to put them in from the mobile app. I didn’t even go as far as putting a bookmark to the mobile website. I just no longer use Facebook on my phone. I check it maybe once a week now from a PC and that’s it.

      1. I’d like to do the same thing, but my G+ is a ghost town…the rest of the world that I know is on FB. It sucks!

    2. Didn’t notice this before I posted, but I did the exact same thing. The app really went downhill with each update.

  4. Google plus is sooo much better than FB! The connection issue is PISSING ME OFF!

  5. I second that Ritish. I did the exact same thing.

  6. Pictures won’t load in the news feed. The app is unimaginably slow. New update made it worse for me.

  7. I’m not an Apple fanboy, but the Android version of FB seems to be developed by the people that aren’t smart enough to develop for iOS. The overall function of FB on my iPhone 3G from years ago was way better than the POS Android app we have today. It’s pitiful.

    1. I agree, the iPhone app works much better than the android version ever has. But I don’t know how well the mobile version of their website works on the iPhone, but on android it works a lot better than the native app.

      That being said….I hope the horrible ordeal that is the native app, will drive the people using android to reconsider their social network and maybe give G+ a spin.

  8. How can a company with such a big following allow such a crappy app on one of it biggest platforms?? I’m in the same category, bookmark shortcut on the home screen lol

  9. my friend’s 4s with edge speed, he load facebook much faster than my verizon GN…..

  10. UPDATE: Facebook steals even more information from you than before.

  11. I gave up on the Facebook app, especially after the previous update when it kept giving me the “no connection, tap to retry” when I was connected to my router at home. Its easier to just get to it from the browser (mobile version is good for most of it, and switch to desktop if I want to upload a picture).

  12. FB app update? A good joke.

  13. Sllllooooooowwwwwww

  14. Facebook is probably the worst mainstream mobile app for Android. It only takes 30 seconds of using G+ to realize just how bad Facebook is. Quite frankly, the desktop version isn’t much better.

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