[APP][APK] Official Facebook Lite incl. messenger

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S4RSZ

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Facebook launced an official facebook lite app. It is only available in some countries, but there are already some apk files on the web. The following article covers it, and offers an apk. I've scanned that apk with some online scanners: result2.1 result 1.4 result 1.5

http://www.breakingnewspak.com/facebook-launches-a-lite-version-for-low-end-android-devices/

There's also a thead on the Nexus subforum, and on androidautority but I haven't tried those apk's

http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-s/general/facebook-lite-t3013276
http://www.androidauthority.com/facebook-lite-apk-download-582490/

If someone has a cleaner way of getting the app, please let us know

Thoughts
I've had this on my phone for day now. The nice thing is that you actually get notifications, which site wrappers as tinfoil for facebook don't have. Also facebook messenger is still in the app. It does seem a bit laggy sometimes (at least in my Xperia S), but not more than a site wrapper does. Since this app is really small, consumes less data and has notifications, it's a keeper for me!

Note
the 1.4.0.6.14-9-minAPI8 and onwards, are newer I think, the 2.1 must have been a wrong filename, thanks to @lingowistico for the share (x2)
Note 2
I'm not updating this post myself anymore, hopefully it can still be used to share apk's that have been 'scanned' While this is not a full guarantee for safety, it's the best I could think off. The scanners I used were: https://apkscan.nviso.be/ and https://anubis.iseclab.org/
 

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peddarson

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The idea behind the app sounds really nice. There are still some countries where mobile internet is quite expensive for the mb like here in Germany. (Contract is one year old and I pay 25€ for 500mb with calls and stuff).

Runs on my Xperia z1 with cm12 but the performance isn't the best yet. But I am looking forward for the future patches.
 

bluepinkpanther

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It is safe.
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite

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SlashSpeed

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Won't install on my Cyanogenmod 12 (Moto G). I guess it doesn't work on 5.0?

Edit: Nevermind, it works.
 
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GigaSPX

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Thank you so much! I can confirm this to work on the Xperia Z3v, the Z3 variant for Verizon!
 

enaybee

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Installed and Working fine on OnePlus One running a flavor of CM12. Scrolling is bad. Real bad. Scrolling is actually very smooth on facebook mobile site in a browser or a site wrapper app. But it supports notifications so thats a plus. Guess I am going to official heavy weight app for now but will be checking again to see if there are improvements.
Thanks OP for sharing.
 

worktorest

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Everything about it is great except the scrolling. Srs.

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lapocompris

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With the latest update (1.3.0.5.11 ) scroling is not laggy but the scroling animation is choppy.

Do you guys know how to enable Facebook Lite to open Facebook links ?
 
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