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Jon Westfall
11-03-2010, 08:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20021660-12.html' target='_blank'>http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_...0021660-12.html</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"PALO ALTO, Calif.--Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today may have disappointed some people who were hoping to see Facebook release a phone. "There are rumors out there that Facebook is building a phone," Zuckerberg said this morning at the company's mobile event at its headquarters. "No."However, Android and iPhone users will have something to look forward to. In addition to announcing platform changes, Zuckerberg shared some updates to Facebook for iPhone and Android. The iPhone app will be receiving Facebook Groups, which recently made its debut on the social network. Facebook Places, its listing service, is also getting updated, and will include geotagging. In addition, after you check in to a location with Places, you'll be able to add a photo."</em></p><p><em><img height="400" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/adt/auto/1288810164.usr7.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" width="400" /></em></p><p>Groups and Places will soon be coming to the Android version of Facebook's mobile application. Honestly Facebook for Android needs to step it up a bit - it's way behind iOS (And even Windows Phone 7) in looks and (some) functionality. Hopefully this update will be dropping quickly and we can start "placing" ourselves on the go!</p>

Jason Lee
11-03-2010, 08:38 PM
It's already out! Well for me on my nexus one anyway. :) Got it a little over an hour ago. Much improved over the previous version. So far I haven't been thrown out of the app to the FB web. That was my biggest issue with the previous version. Anytime you tapped on anything you got thrown out to the mobile web.

Also nice to have Places support built in. No more going to the touch site to checkin.

Craig Horlacher
11-03-2010, 10:05 PM
Yeah, I got it right after the press event, as soon as Mark said it was available "now" in the market. It feels faster on my Droid X. It definitely has some new options. I haven't checked in to any "Places". It's easy to get at photos that friends have up now! I don't think I had that tab before.