Apple-loving Facebook users have had it nice for a while. After a massive update back in August, the iOS app saw huge improvements in speed and quality. Basically, Facebook’s mobile app came with a whole lot less awful. On Thursday, the other side of the smartphone-loving world won’t feel so left out. Facebook will update its Android smartphone app on Thursday afternoon, drastically increasing the speed and performance to twice what it was before. As you’ve probably noticed over the past two years, Facebook on both Android and iOS has been terribly slow. Part of the reason for that included a company-wide bet on using HTML5 under the hood, a Web-centric philosophy that many in the tech industry profess to be the future of the Internet. Problem is, most would agree that HTML5 just isn’t there yet.
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