Facebook working on native Android app, will no longer use HTML 5

The days of a crappy Facebook app for Android is going to be over soon. According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook is working on a new app for Android that uses Android’s API instead of HTML 5.

Mr. Zuckerberg announced Facebook’s plans for mobile at an interview during the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. Zuckerberg admitted that Facebook made some mistakes when it came to mobile, especially in its app strategy. “The biggest mistake we made as a company was betting too much on HTML 5 instead of native”. Mark also said that Facebook was going to be dropping HTML 5 in its Android and iOS apps.

Unfortunately, there’s no ETA for this updated version of the Facebook app for Android. Zuckerberg only said that the app would be ready when it’s ready.

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Source: TechCrunch | via AC

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