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Trillian Headed to Android!

Trillian, the ultimate instant messaging program, is headed to Android in the next few weeks.  If you can’t handle Meebo or some of the other IM options currently available, then this should be locked into your radar.  I can remember when Trillian was just getting its start back in the early 2000s and to see it heading to the good guy mobile OS is definitely exciting.

The features you can expect…

  • Connect to Facebook Chat, Windows Live, Yahoo!, AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP and MySpaceIM
  • Synchronize your contacts, avatars, status, accounts and more with your Trillian-enabled desktop or mobile apps
  • Get notified easily with Android notification system integration
  • Contact list sorting, grouping, metacontacts support, privacy settings and various ways to organize
  • Set status, avatar and display name quickly in one simple screen
  • Tabbed chat windows with bubble view, photo transfer, buzz and emoticon support
  • Support for Android phones as far back as version 1.6 – works with your good old T-Mobile G1 or the newest HTC Evo 4G or Motorola Droid!
  • We took special care and respect to design and build the user interface to smoothly integrate with Android – this is not just a clone from the iPhone!

Anyone else feelin’ some Trillian?  Facebook chat anyone?

Source: Trillian
Via: Phandroid

  • http://viettelonline.com/ LienDTK

    Oh thanks, i appriciate that!

  • SamuriHL

    I'm not sure how possible this is for the Trillian team to do, but, I use trillian on my laptop. I'd like a way to move my trillian session mobile when I sign in on my phone and vice versa. :D So, if I'm chatting with a couple people on my laptop and need to leave, I'd like to be able to sign into trillian on my Droid, log me out on my laptop, and continue all the conversations I had open on my Droid. Is that doable? It'd be a seriously awesome feature if you can pull it off!

  • SamuriHL

    I'm not sure how possible this is for the Trillian team to do, but, I use trillian on my laptop. I'd like a way to move my trillian session mobile when I sign in on my phone and vice versa. :D So, if I'm chatting with a couple people on my laptop and need to leave, I'd like to be able to sign into trillian on my Droid, log me out on my laptop, and continue all the conversations I had open on my Droid. Is that doable? It'd be a seriously awesome feature if you can pull it off!

  • fish1552

    I used this way back around the start of the decade and loved it. Saved having multiple apps on my PC. Now I'm getting it for my Droid!!!

  • http://twitter.com/LANjackal LANjackal

    Good news, but it probably won't be completely free, given the fact that their Pro desktop client is paid.

  • p0k3y

    Use Fring if you want to be on MS Messenger and Skype at the same time. Trillian can't do that.

  • http://sawdustandglitter.com Pak-Kei

    Thank you all for the great feedback. Press, tweets and blogs on Trillian for Android has been tremendous, and certainly uplifting to me and the whole team.

    As the designer for Trillian, having used the G1 for 2 years, I noticed that some apps were plain rips from their iPhone version, which I think is lazy and disrespectful imo. For example, there's no need for a toolbar when there's a Menu button, and there's no need for a back button on the screen when there's a Back button! But somehow their developers never used an Android and they think the iPhone UI paradigm would just work on Android. We took special care to make sure Trillian for Android will work like as if it were an app that is bundled with the Android, and I'm glad everyone sees and likes the effort made.

    Besides all that, I designed all the graphics to be as minimal as possible, not just for the look, but also download size – I noticed that it's very easy to bloat up an app to more than a MB.

    Please feel free to drop by the Trillian Forums if you have anything you'd like to talk about on our products. Stay tuned to our blog for more news coming up soon!

  • BeeJay

    I use ebuddy and love it!

  • Moeyknight

    Damn. I stopped paying attention. I could have sent the husband to find it since he works not far from there.

  • Techbota

    Can someone please tell me what phone this is? I cant find it on the HTC website.

    • techbota

      Ok I finally found it….its the HTC Hero GSM

  • http://www.facebook.com/jakedenning Jake Denning

    man, i'm really sick of waiting, I want this stuff nowwwwww; Trillian is the ****

    • ScallopShoes

      Yes, you're right. I need the X and trillian right now!!!!!!!!

  • ScallopShoes

    Is it push?

  • http://twitter.com/Pollita_Droid Erica Marchand

    ooo :) This looks interesting. Actually yesterday after i rooted my droid to BB v0.4 i didnt like the froyo messanger so i downloaded Handcent SMS and so far I haven't had any major problems i just didnt like how a picture comes up for my name and the other person for every message and i dont know how to change it. So i got handcent sms :)

  • CyberPete

    I've sort of been getting used to Meebo, but I guess it's really been the only game in town, especially for FB chat. I was kind of holding out for Pidgin, but it doesn't look like it's coming soon. There have been a couple of feeble attempts.

  • Tracy Wilborn

    As a long time Trillian user this is really great news. I guess the developers over at Cerulean Studios have been listening to all the folks clamoring for it in their forums.

  • Dan

    This just made my morning. I've been using Trillian since 2003 or 2004. :)

  • T3lancer2007

    How much is it going to cost?

  • Flyinion

    “We took special care and respect to design and build the user interface to smoothly integrate with Android – this is not just a clone from the iPhone!”

    This is win. I'm tired of seeing promising apps turn out crappy because they were simply ported. I'm looking forward to trying it. Heard good things about it. I have given up on ebuddy and meebo. Using the Talk app for Google Talk and “MSN Talk” for Live Messenger. It works, but would be nice to have a decent all in one that didn't always sign me out of Yahoo, lock me out of Yahoo, force close in landscape keyboard, etc.

  • Peeayee

    All I want to know is what phone Is that???

  • Euphorian

    awesome! Ive ised trillian for awhile !

  • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    Meebo sucks. When is Trill coming? {{o_0}}

  • Game_face38

    i have a goggle invite who wants to trade me a goggle wave

    • Droidzilla

      First, it's Google. Just for the record.

      Second, both Google Voice and Google Wave are now in open beta, so you don't need an invite.

      Third . . . well, I didn't have anything for third, but things have more punch if you have three points. We'll say, then: Third, bunnies don't have super powers. Stop tying capes to them; it only trips them up when they're foraging for food and running from coyotes.

  • http://syntakk.blogspot.com syntakk

    Great news! Trillian has been my IM app of choice for quite a few years now on pc. Haven't used any form of IM in the last year or so, but when this comes out for Android it sounds like a good time to get it fired back up again.

  • Antioch925California

    cool app

  • Chris Nimon

    So this lets you read, post, and set status from one place?

  • holidayK

    this is off topic, but is anyone else scared about having motoBlur on the DX? with it delaying updates and all? I'm scared all these people getting the X are gonna be happy on release, but sad come future updates. What do you guys think? Do you think the DX will be easily rooted?

  • Bonez

    Wow have You seen The new iPhone commercial front facing camera kind of makes me want to say forget this long wait for froyo if it wasn't for flash but how awesome is that commercial we need that on The Droid it's the future

    • Tyler

      You say that like they came out with it first (Evo 4g), or that it works for most conversations (only works iDont 4 to iDont 4 OVER WIFI for BOTH people), AND it also assumes that two people will want to chat with their phones held way out giving up all privacy and forcing one into an uncomfortable holding position. The Evo 4g does it much better (has a stand on the back of the phone, doesn't require the other person to have the same phone, and doesn't require wifi) and came out with it first, Idk why apply fanboys brag about it so much… I'm guessing it will be both standard and better on the next batch of high end Android phones.

      • Bonez

        I do appreciate the input I did not know that hopefully the Droid will have one nicer soon so I want have to get the evo

      • Droidzilla

        If they're actually holding the phone, won't it drop the call?

        Wait, I forgot; it has 3G, and the wifis.

  • http://katzmatt.com Matt Katzenberger

    FINALLY!
    A multi-protocol IM client that tries to follow the Android UI!

  • Zero

    I use Ebuddy and love it right now. FB chat AIM MSN Yahoo is all on there. I tried some others but settled on Ebuddy. Anyone else use this?

    • eddieonofre

      mee too but if this app comes with contact syncing and files transfer is going to be so cool that I will even forget what is ebuddy

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

    Will they be holding a press conference for the release date?

  • javonte

    Off subject but does any one know if u can theme any rom like if I had the new buggless beast and I wanted the plain black theme can I install that theme over the bugless beast to make it black or no?

    • Mrpicolas

      Themes have to be made for a particular rom they will not interchange check roberj in rom manager he has some themes for bugless beast

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    Yes, it is spam-my, but I LIKE IT.

  • eliassami5

    “We took special care and respect to design and build the user interface to smoothly integrate with Android – this is not just a clone from the iPhone!”

    Nice..very nice.

  • Cring now…

    I wanted to be first but im so in my bathroom ready to kill hang myself becuz of Lebron James going to South Beach!

    • evltwn

      don't do it!! You should become a Lakers Fan…you will be rewarded with Championship Parades all the time. The best player in the game and the best coach ever.

      • lakerzz

        I was about to add to that, but enough said :)

      • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

        Yes, sir. {{^_^}}

      • T3lancer2007

        By Parades you mean Riots?

        • evltwn

          spoken just like a Laker hater…lol.

  • RLJSlick

    Wow I haven't used Trillian in years, I guess I may have try to remember my password.

    • ScallopShoes

      lol.. same here.

  • Octotron

    Thank. God.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jakedenning Jake Denning

    so stoked, will definitely download the second it hits the market for sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Janacek/1087230071 Mike Janacek

    As Long As This Program Is Better Than AIM Cuz I'm So Tired Of The FC's

  • The_Other_Ray

    I need more friends for this app to be useful.

    • rebelz13

      That's fabulous!!

    • http://twitter.com/DerekWeber Derek Weber

      At 29 I'm about 15 years too old for facebook and texting/chatting in high volume.

      • http://twitter.com/AngelRod111 Angel Rodriguez

        Maybe U need more friends??

        • http://twitter.com/DerekWeber Derek Weber

          By having no friends I ensure that I'm always the coolest guy in the room.

      • Michael_NM

        Ha! At 39, I don't even know how to spell facespace or mybook…

        • 4unique1

          I thought it was SpaceBook an MyFace, I keep telling ever one to come on to MyFace (the female friends that is) ;^)

    • eddieonofre

      lol… let's start collecting friend for u… yeahhhh lol
      dude add me in that list of friends

      Why should have a list of Droid Life Users. Kellex what's up with the Droid Life Forum???

  • holidayK

    should we be on the lookout for this phone kellex? 2Ghz coming January 2011!!!!

  • Mrpicolas

    Love trillian nice to see this

  • eddieonofre

    IT IT DOES WHAT IT SAYS IT DOES I WILL LOVE IT.
    I've been looking for something like that since I got my droid. I'm a windows live user and facebook lover, and so far i've been using ebuudy. but this sound so cool that i want it now!!!
    Hope it features doesn't drain much battery.

  • http://twitter.com/Ludacrosse05 Ludacrosse05

    First.

    • OBEEZIE

      I think I beat you bud ;)

    • eddieonofre

      lol steve jobs now is just cheating he doesn't want you to break it, so now he send the i*hone already broken

    • http://twitter.com/AngelRod111 Angel Rodriguez

      You find any themes for it yet??

  • OBEEZIE

    don't know what this is, but im first. now ill read.

    • kellex

      Commenting first then reading. Haha I don't even know what to say. :P

      • eddieonofre

        men think that poeple do this days in order to be the first commenter lol

      • OBEEZIE

        haha i saw it and jumped right on to it.

    • Someguy

      Dumb. Stop ruining the internet w/ ignorant posts.

      • http://twitter.com/C3V3 CeeVee

        people that still use 2nd generation websites are what's ruining the internet

      • OBEEZIE

        hey stop ruining my fun w/ obnoxious replies.