Facebook Android App Updated With Chat And Push Notifications

Facebook has released a significant update to its mobile client for Android devices, bumping the version to 1.5. Notable improvements in the latest version include support for the same Facebook Chat functionality that is available on the desktop version and iPhone app.

To further improve the usability of the chat feature, this update also offers push notifications for incoming messages and other content and offers a background mode for chat that can continue to be used while other applications are still active. 

The updated Facebook app for Android is already available as a free download from the Android Market.