90°
Submitted by Speed-Racer 676d ago | news

Facebook for Android goes native, improving performance and scrolling

The Verge: Facebook today announced the launch of its new Android app, which ditches HTML 5 "webviews" in favor of native code to speed up loading photos, browsing your Timeline, and flipping through your News Feed. If Facebook's native update for iPhone this summer was any indication, Facebook for Android should offer considerable performance increases when it hits the Google Play store later today. "It's twice as fast when looking at photos and opening up your Timeline, and noticeably quicker to launch," Facebook engineer Phillip Fung says. (Android, Facebook, Services, Software)

Speed-Racer  +   676d ago
About time!

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

The 'magic glass' that fixes bad eyesight

2h ago - Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have invented a glass screen that... | Gadgets
10°

At Last: Technology To Make Injections Painless

2h ago - Scared of needles? You aren’t alone. According to some estimates, as many as 1 in every 10 people... | Culture
20°

University of NSW students drive Sunswift solar car into the record books

2h ago - If a group of bright young sparks from the University of New South Wales have their way, a trip t... | Hi-tech
30°

Microsoft's Nadella talks cloud, inequality, and why he's against a spinoff

2h ago - CNBC: Microsoft has already proven its potency in the cloud era, and is one of three companies wi... | Industry
Ad

iCreditCardNow.com

Now - Quickly locate just the right card for you. | Promoted post
30°

Lockheed Martin's New Fusion Reactor Might Change Humanity Forever

2h ago - Sploid: This is an invention that might change civilization as we know it: A compact fusion re... | Hi-tech