Jul 09 AT 1:22 AM Taylor Wimberly 33 Comments

Official Facebook app finally coming to Android?

It is no secret the relationship between Google and Facebook has been strained.  Wired magazine even did a featured article this month entitled “Great Wall of Facebook: The Social Network’s Plan to Dominate the Internet – and Keep Google Out“.  Many Android users have been hoping for an official app, but were forced to use alternatives like Bloo or Babbler.

A quick browse of the Facebook mobile page reveals that rich, interactive applications are available for iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Palm, Sony Ericsson, INQ, and Widsets.

So while just about every mobile platform has a Facebook app designed for it, Android has been mysteriously left out.  Popular sites like TechCrunch and Gizmodo have told us to not hold our breath.  We recently discussed the issue on the last AndroidGuys podcast and came to the conclusion it would not happen for a long time.

You can imagine my surprise to find a Facebook app poke its head out on two new Android phones.  First, there was a spotting on the official myTouch 3G website.  Then later in the day, we saw the Facebook app appear in the Sony Ericsson Rachael UI video(0:17).  This is no official confirmation, but I think it is a safe bet we will see an official Facebook app in the Android Market soon.

What do you guys think?

Facebook has been spotted on two upcoming Android phones.

Facebook has been spotted on two upcoming Android phones.

p.s. For the Facebook users who read the site, we just created a fan page.  I’m still in the process of setting it up so please be patient.

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