Facebook for Android 1.0 Video
Facebook for Android 1.0 Video Transcript
>> We've been able to access our Facebook accounts from the android phone using third party application. But the new Facebook for Android App is the real official deal. I'm Jessica Dolcourt from cnetdownload.com and this is your First Look at Facebook for Android 1.0. Compared to the iPhone app this version of Facebook is extremely basic and actually a little bit clunky. You've got your status bar up top and your newsfeed below. There are shortcuts to comments on a post or Like It from another screen but there's no way to actually do it directly from the newsfeed. Comment doesn't actually return you to the main feed. You'll have to press the back button to return. You'll tap twice to see your buddies' profile info and to get to their Wall you'll need to perform a long press on the contact's name. Then you'll be able to view their Wall or write a message. If you tap a photo or your friend's name from a profile page or from their Wall, you'll be taken to Facebook's mobile webpage m.facebook.com. To see your own Wall you'll need to use the menu key. You'll press the menu key again to take an upload photos from the camera phone and also to tweak your notification settings. What is nice about this app is being able to click to e-mail or to call a friend using Facebook's integration with the phone. You can also receive notifications when new messages, friend requests and so on come in. And that's about it. There's no updating your profile, viewing pictures, viewing birthday reminders, seeing events and all of the other core Facebook features that exist online. What you can do with Facebook on Android is what you can do with any app on Android pretty much; so just to create a home screen shortcut or a widget or a live folder to call a friend. Frankly, we're disappointed that you can't do more in this release. I'm Jessica Dolcourt and we've been looking at Facebook for Android 1.0.
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