It seems like Twitter has taken into account all the third party Android applications like TweetDeck, Twidroid, Plume, and others when they worked on the newest update to their official app, bringing to the table some real competition. This update comes with a huge UI overhaul, bug fixes, a huge speed increase.
Right off the bat, as soon as you open the application, you’re tossed onto the left screen in the screenshot above. That’s right, no more bubbly blue homescreen – just a straight feed launch, with access to four tabs; feed, mentions, direct messages, and lists. The iconic pull to refresh and ‘tweet-swipe’ feature introduced a few updates ago are still there, which is definitely a plus, as they were features that were fairly unique to the official application.
One of the much celebrated new features is the addition of auto-complete for usernames. Simply hit @ and type a couple characters, a list of suggested names pops up, which is seen in the likes of Twidroid, Plume, and a few others.
This totally free update is sadly only for Android 2.1 and above, so sadly if you’re still part of the 1.6 crowd (we’re looking at you, Sony) you’ll have to find a way to hop up to Eclair or higher to get it. How do you like the new interface? Will it replace a third party application for you? Let us know in the comments.
Category: Android News
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