Facebook has updated it’s attempt at an Android app to now use native views instead of WebViews which used to slow it down to a halt. This should make a lot of users happier for those on modern devices.
In all fairness the new app does look a lot better, and if you are a fan of the Drawer UI pattern, then you will love the double-drawer. However the use of the ActionBar is a little strange and not recommended.
Although, it isn’t all fine and dandy as they claim performance is increased, and clearly the Facebook team has a lot of work to do as the community has already shown. However, from the engineering posts it seems they have re-invented the wheel when implementing the app which means they are simply doing more than they need to.
The app is live now in Google Play, so go download it (or allow a few hours for the update to appear on your device)
Via Android Police