Apr 4, 2013
Twitter’s Android app has been, well – not so good, let’s say. However, the app has gotten a mild improvement that makes it feel more native to Android. The app now incorporates the Holo theme, meaning that it looks great on Android 4.x devices, with the matte interface elements that define the Holo theme. As well, it’s now possible to swipe between different columns. Interestingly, the Mentions column is no longer separated into “Interactions” and “Mentions” but displays just the one column, which should help simplify things for users. It’s also possible to install apps from tweets. The iOS app got a very similar update just recently as well.
Unfortunately, these minor theme tweaks are all that came to the app; tablet support is still missing and most everything else is the same. Compared in particular to third-party apps, there’s definitely something lacking from this Twitter update. It doesn’t even have the smoothness that the iOS app has (whether you like its interface or not). There’s still a lot of work to be done on this app, but at least it’s an improvement. The update is available now on Google Play.