Facebook today announced that it will be rolling out an updated version of its mobile website that it hopes is less preposterous than the previous design.
Located at m.facebook.com, the website now boasts a lot of similarities to its iPhone/Android native app and features a much more robust interface that may actually, finally render the site useful.
Erick Tseng, Facebook’s head of mobile, told AllThingsD that the social networking site has about 250 million active mobile users, and the majority of them access the site through the mobile Web – not through native applications.
Tseng also spoke about Facebook’s focus on mobile web development in the future, rather than resourcing in to build native applications.
“We are internalizing our own strategies around HTML5 to prove out that this emphasis on the mobile Web can actually work,” Tseng said.
“Yes, there is going to be a day when the majority of folks have something that looks more like an Android,” Tseng said, “but I don’t believe that’s going to happen in the next year, probably not the next two years.”