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Samsung Releases Facebook S! Facebook For Android Alternative

By - On 5 September 2010 4 Comments

Samsung Releases Facebook S! Facebook For Android Alternative For The Galaxy SThe Samsung App Store on the Galaxy S line of Android devices packs less than 10 applications and is usually not the place where you would go for all the cool Android apps. Although it does have Asphalt 5, Vlingo and a free fun utility apps like road SMS, but that’s about the extent of it.

Today I was surprised to find a pretty cool addition to the store in the form of Facebook For Samsung or Facebook S! Apparently Samsung’s isn’t too happy with the current iteration of ‘Facebook for Android’ and decided to offer something better for its users. I found the app on the Galaxy S and am not sure if Samsung’s other Android devices have also been blessed with this update.

I already have Facebook for Android installed and did not have to sign into the Facebook S! app after I downloaded and installed it. The major draw of the application is Samsung’s location integration which lets you tag your status with your location either using GPS or by picking a location on a map.

Samsung Releases Facebook S! Facebook For Android Alternative For The Galaxy S Samsung Releases Facebook S! Facebook For Android Alternative For The Galaxy S

  • The application is a light download, under 1.5 MB in size.

Samsung Releases Facebook S! Facebook For Android Alternative For The Galaxy S Samsung Releases Facebook S! Facebook For Android Alternative For The Galaxy S

  • You can click on a geo-tagged status to see it on a map.

Samsung Releases Facebook S! Facebook For Android Alternative For The Galaxy S Samsung Releases Facebook S! Facebook For Android Alternative For The Galaxy S

  • Tap the ‘add location’ button to pick a spot on the map or use the phone’s GPS. I was unable to use the GPS mode indoors, its almost as if the phone gives up too soon. May be an update will improve this feature. On the computer, the link to your location opens up in Google Maps.

Samsung Releases Facebook S! Facebook For Android Alternative For The Galaxy S Samsung Releases Facebook S! Facebook For Android Alternative For The Galaxy S

  • There are also options to upload pictures and videos directly from the camera or the gallery.

Samsung Releases Facebook S! Facebook For Android Alternative For The Galaxy S Samsung Releases Facebook S! Facebook For Android Alternative For The Galaxy S

  • The photo viewing mode is not too great as you cannot swipe across images and will have to use the back key to move to a new photo. A double tap will zoom the image and turning the phone will make the app switch to landscape.

Samsung Releases Facebook S! Facebook For Android Alternative For The Galaxy S

  • One thing I liked was the ability to sort your Facebook news feed by the category you want, really helps cut the clutter out.

There is no widget, but the application does have a nice and simple UI, and a few features that seem to work better than the stock Facebook application for Android. Give it a go and let us know what you think.

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  • des said:

    Facebook S!, Since recent update of fiurmware I have lost this, also cannot find on the Samsumg Apps. Based in China with normal Facebook blocked the Facebook S! was great as it worked.
    Any ideas how to get it back?

  • tsokoman said:

    My samsung application does not have facebook s

  • Fuck! said:

    Upgrading to android 2.2 will make you losethis app. Currently there seems to be no way of getting it back. I wonder how long it will take for Samsung to fix this .. the official facebook app really sucks compared to this.

  • Melda dungdung said:

    hey,i might be getting a new phone next month.
    maybe a samsung galaxy S.
    i just wondering how can i download this facebook application for the samsung galaxy S?
    what should i do when i receive my galaxy S phone?
    any idea?
    mind to share with me please? :)