Android: The Facebook app for Android has slowly been improving from its formerly awful state, but today it got the update many of you have been waiting for, adding a Chat interface as well as push notifications to the app.
Previously, Facebook chat was only available through apps like previously mentioned Trillian for Android, but the official solution works quite well. The chat interface is remarkably good on first look—you have your usual buddy list, with open chats at the top for quick access. The app will also send push notifications to your phone every time you receive a new chat, so even if you’re not in the app at the time you can carry on a conversation. The app also includes some bugfixes and the addition of push notifications for other interactions as well, so you no longer have to open up the app to get notifications for messages, comments, and wall posts. It’s been a long time coming, but we’re happy to see that it’s finally on par with the iOS app in terms of features.
Facebook for Android is a free download.