AppData.com revealed that daily average use on Facebook for Android has, for the first time ever, surpassed Facebook for iPhone. The Android Facebook app now has 58.8 million daily average users, while Facebook for iPhone has only 57.6 million daily average users. This new data also coincides with the worldwide rollout of Facebook Timeline, which finally happened on December 15, 2011.
Last week, Facebook released Timeline for Facebook.com and m.facebook.com, and Timeline for the Facebook Android app. Over the weekend, Facebook released version 4.1 for the iPhone, giving iOS users access to mobile timeline. Facebook did release Timeline for Android first - perhaps they were already seeing higher engagement from Android users.
Apple and Facebook do not play nice. Apple baked Twitter, not Facebook, into iOS 5. Facebook, on the other hand, was nowhere to be found. With Facebook for Android surpassing the iPhone app, will Facebook mobile engineers start focusing more on Android and less on iOS?
Is Facebook going to start focusing more on Android? Or will it just eventually converge all mobile and browser-based platforms into one UI? Tell us what you think in the comments.