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Facebook is embracing Material Design on Android

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Facebook has always been slow to hop on the Android bandwagon but that might not be the case with Material Design, the new user interface that Google introduced in Android 5.0. Apparently, some people have already started seeing the company updating its Android app with some Material Design and it will be expanding to more users in the weeks to come. 

It’s wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Facebook tends to drag their feet when it comes to updating their apps to Android’s latest design guidelines. Hell, 2 years ago they barely started using native Android code for their app. More recently — April of last year, to be correct — Facebook finally began pushing out an update to their Android app with a flatter, more Holo UI design (you know, the UI introduced back in Ice Cream Sandwich). But alas, ’twas better than nothing. It seems Facebook may not be waiting quite as long before jumping on the Material design bandwagon — Android’s all new UI introduced in Android 5.0 Lollipop. Some folks are getting early glimpses at a more Material Facebook in some regions. The UI update is done on the server side of things and rolling out in stages, meaning everyone is running the same version number (, but only some of you will actually see it. Just gotta sit tight for now.

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