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Twitter’s Official Tablet App Sneaks Out of IFA, Ready for Download

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The folks over at Android Next were cruising the IFA show floor last week when they stumbled upon Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet and noticed that it was running what appeared to be an official Twitter app for tablets. As Twitter fanatics are aware, the official Twitter app for Android tablets has been missing, well, since day 1. iOS has one for the iPad, but Android still doesn’t – at least until now…sort of. The app was pulled (we’re assuming) from the show floor Note 10.1 that AN was fondling, so it’s not like this app is officially available. In fact, we aren’t sure if this version was on the Note 10.1 because Samsung struck some deal with Twitter to exclusively house the app for some time, or if they were just lucky enough to get to test it on their tablets before anyone else. Either way, the .apk is now available for anyone willing to give it a run. 

As you can see from the screenshots, your buttons for timeline, mentions, hashtags, and profile are now off to the left side. The far right panel is often used in screens to display additional info such as pictures, profile details, and other popular Twitter items. The app works in both landscape and portrait, and for whatever reason is an older build of 4.1.1 (the newest Twitter release is 4.1.7).

If you want to install, this is for tablets only. I’m sure it could work on a phone, but I’d imagine the experience would look all sorts of squishy. Also, you may have to uninstall your current version of Twitter in order to install this. Give it a go!

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Via:  Android Next

  • ilyass

    nice post , but what about the personal security , specially when we talk about PRISM .
    What about TWITTER ??
    please read that to see what I’m talking about :

  • David Foggia

    Oh boy, am I supposed to be happy about this. I mean its tter than the current version but running it on my n7 (2013) is not very pretty. Space out the different tabs!

  • Blue Sun

    No thanks. I’ll stick to Falcon Pro on my smartphone, tablet & 99,998 unused tokens 🙂

  • Kisuk3

    Another hastily slapped together super ugly android app.

  • LucasMonroe

    Looks a lot like the tablet website. I’ve been using it instead of an app and it works well.

  • Hothfox

    So far I’ve noticed that adding a gallery picture doesn’t work, and trying to add a doodle with the pen tool crashes the app. I know it’s a beta/alpha, so I’m not complaining, but people shouldn’t plan on this being 100% usable if they want more than just timeline viewing.

  • Jeff Tycz

    Still looks like garbage

    • Qbancelli

      Why would anyone use this over Tweetcaster?
      Best looking tablet app on my Nexus 7.

  • Milind Shah

    too much free space not used…

  • cjohn4043

    I really just rather use the phone app they have now…at least for a 7 inch tablet.

  • Finally but it’s ugly, like it’s in alpha design stage/

    • palomosan

      I guess it’s a beta, if they’re going to release it at least make it the same way the phone app is, don’t give a half way app.