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Official Facebook app for Android arrives, Babbler is better though

Wouldn't you know it, the day I don't have my T-Mobile G1 with me is the day the official Facebook application for the Android platform is released. The best client I have found so far has been Babbler and a cursory look at the official Facebook application indicates Babbler may still have a leg up in terms of video upload functionality. I plan to install the Facebook application on my G1 later tonight and am planning to post a comparison article of offical Facebook apps running on Windows Mobile, Symbian, iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry platforms.
Written by Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer on

Wouldn't you know it, the day I don't have my T-Mobile G1 with me is the day the official Facebook application for the Android platform is released. The best client I have found so far has been Babbler and a cursory look at the official Facebook application indicates Babbler may still have a leg up in terms of video upload functionality. I plan to install the Facebook application on my G1 later tonight and am planning to post a comparison article of offical Facebook apps running on Windows Mobile, Symbian, iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry platforms.

I understand the new Facebook application is available now for free in the Android Market and is currently at a 3 out of 5 star rating. It gives you the following functionality:

  • Post status updates from the home screen widget
  • Check and read news feed
  • View friends' walls and user info
  • Share photos
  • View friends' phone numbers using the home screen widget

It appears this current version still leaves a lot to be desired so I recommend you check out Babbler if you want a more complete mobile Facebook experience. I personally prefer to use mobile clients to access Facebook since I find the website to be too busy and full of misc. junk. I like the slimmed down versions on mobile devices.

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