Facebook is currently testing a new and less demanding version of its Facebook for Android application. The app is already available in some emerging markets in Asia and Africa such as Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zimbabwe, countries where low-end smartphones predominate.
The move could be a strategic one, as low-end smartphones are the only means to get access to the Internet in those regions, and therefore translates in many more users accessing Facebook’s website. According to peoples feedback, Facebook Lite is what they were waiting for for quite some time.
Based on the mobile web version of Facebook, Facebook Lite Android app is merely 1MB in size and thus runs smoothly on most dated and low-end Android devices, because it uses less data.
If you want to test it, just download the app at Google Play store for free.