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Facebook for Android gets an update, now at version 1.5.1 with Deals

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Facebook has rolled out their latest update in terms of the Android app. This latest update brings the version up to 1.5.1 and according to the change log has added a few new features, though truth be told some of these were added in a previous update back in December. Needless to say there was at least one item that was new — Deals. Anyway, according to the change log, the latest update includes;

  • Added Deals – get access to savings, free offers and special deals from nearby businesses.
  • Added Chat – now you can chat with your facebook friends right from your Android device.
  • Push notifications (only supported for devices on Android 2.2+)
  • Various bug fixes

And as always, the Facebook for Android app can be downloaded from the Android Market.

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  • Phil4

    Check ReChat (facebook chat for android): http://refineandroid.doodlekit.com/
    - multiple accounts;
    - plain/bubble views. Customize avatar/font sizes.
    - font packs (download separate apk to keep memory).
    - full Unicode support;
    - customize income message notification: default sound/your sound file, LED, vibration, status bar notification.
    - chat history. Export (email) selected messages, open chat messages, whole history for a contact, whole history for all contacts. Archive attachment with 7zip.

    Facebook features:
    - all non-chat permissions are revoked, customize period.
    - upload image or short video (several share options)
    - send image/short video to a contact (private wall post).
    - send message to a contact (as a private event or private wall post).
    - set status message.