Today the new Timeline Facebook layout has been rolled out to the general public to mixed reviews, and that launch includes mobile. The official Facebook app for Android now sports the new look, as well as the mobile site for iOS devices. This isn’t to say the iOS Facebook app won’t be getting Timeline at some point; in fact, the original launch showcased an iPhone running the feature just fine.
If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, the new layout offers a nice big banner image behind your profile picture, then blasts through your updates in a chronological order. The main idea is to present your whole life as a timeline, which in the long run actually makes a fair bit of sense, given how much people use Facebook. On Android in particular, Facebook has managed to compete with most of the preloaded Google apps for popularity. Of course, every time Facebook changes anything, there’s a ton of public backlash, but at this point, we should all be getting used to the arbitrary changes Lord Zuckerbeast implements.
Though Facebook is saying that the timeline changes are applicable to their “touch” site, I’m not seeing the changes on anything other than an iDevice. Feel free to check for yourself at m.facebook.com. Android users can update their app in the Market.