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Carbon V2.0 is Now Live on Google Play – It’s Even Blacker Than Before

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Carbon for Android v2.0 is now live on Google Play for interested parties. As mentioned in a teaser post about the substantial update, this does indeed include a new visual style (read: more blackness), new timeline design, a Quick Timeline feature, clickable images/videos in the timeline, other tweaks here and there, and a bunch of bug fixes. It’s certainly different, though some things will take some getting used to.

Since I’m a daily user of Carbon (have been for months), I can tell you that the new Quick Timeline feature is going to be used frequently by me. Once set to my lists, a simple swipe from the right edge pulls all of them out for easy access. It reminds a bit of how easy Falcon Pro was to use. I’m also really liking Carbon’s attempt to be full-screen or in Immersive-like mode all of the time. When you are in Carbon, you are in Carbon and supposed to be thinking about nothing else but Twitter. At least that’s how it strikes me now, with notifications hidden and on-screen navigations buttons gone.

With that said, the all new, very black theme is nice but different. The UI is more minimal than before, which when mixed with more black, has made it initially a bit difficult to get used to reading. I’ll get used to it I’m sure. The other new benefits outweigh the blackness.

What’s new

Additions, Fixes & Changes, v.2.0.7
– A brand new visual Style
– New Timeline design
– Images/Vides and Avatars are now clickable on Timeline
– Timeline Quick Actions
– New Quick Timeline
– Chaos Menu on Home Screen
– Fixed large Photo upload bug
– Vine videos are now fullscreen and loop.
– Added Don’t Disturb Mode
– Oxide Mode for Gray Scale Timeline experience
– Added Avatar uploader
– New Conversation style on Tweet Screen.
– Lots of other bug fixes and general enhancements…

The new update is available on Google Play for free.

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  • Jason Kahn

    The UI is a big step backwards in usage. And the typeface looks really bad. The screenshots actually do it justice, and that profile icon sitting overtop everything is just stupid.

    The built in browser actually works better now than the chrome browser. They fixed the image upload issues that have plagued the app for some time.

  • Greg Abbate

    Falcon F’ing Pro is still the F’ing champ in the twitter client world.

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  • Hothfox

    So far, I am liking it. I don’t miss the WiFi streaming from Falcon Pro as much as I thought i would – I don’t generally get mentions much more than every 30 minutes anyway. It’s definitely more sexy than Falcon Pro anyway, and I like the easy access lists.

  • KOBALT

    Blacker than before? My wife will love it, then.

  • H Class

    Meh….I’ll keep Falcon Pro on deck for now.

  • John

    Now that twitter has inline image previews the only reason I still use Falcon is for the grey bckgrnd option. I cannot understand for the life of me why twitter will not add a font and bckgrnd color option. I cannot take that hideous white bckgrnd.

  • George Davis

    I used to use Falcon, but I’ve given up on third-party Twitter apps due to the stupid token situation. I mainly view my feed in a widget anyway, so now I just use the official Twitter app and Android Pro Widgets. It actually works out well since I can use one theme for all APS widgets (Twitter, Calendar, etc.) and have a consistent look across the device.

  • iNfAMOUS70702

    Decent but Falcon pro is still king…uninstalled it after about 10 minutes

    • Jeff

      Same here. If Falcon Pro wasn’t around I’d maybe use Carbon, but I like Falcon Pro’s interface and how it functions much more than Carbon v2. Facon Pro is worth the monkey business you have to go through to get it working (token limit).

  • EvanTheGamer

    I think I’ll just stick to Falcon Pro, which is still the most powerfully superior Twitter app available.

  • Dan-O

    “It’s like, how much more black could it be? The answer is none”
    – Nigel Tufnel

  • Ben Murphy

    Wesley Snipes black or Obama black?

    • kevin_gee

      More like Akon black

  • Daniel Walsh

    I tried it out. It does look nice, but not as intuitive as Falcon Pro.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    tech corporate mufukkaz !!!

  • MikeSaver

    ill check it. I still use Falcon but its always crashing.

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

    Still lacks real time timeline updates, which makes it completely useless for conversation. If you wanna be leading edge, just join the official app Beta program and ride with that.

  • Adam

    Did they ever fix the broken notifications? That was the one thing keeping me from using Carbon.

    • Cyber Jethro

      Notifications are off by default, you have to turn them on in the settings menu.

      • Adam

        Yup, turned them on. Notifications still come in late or not at all. On my tablet I have Falcon Pro and they come in regularly.

  • XvierX

    Controls will take a short while to become familiar but I like the simplicity of the design. I find it easier to read than other twitter apps.

  • SpikedRed

    Does this app have RT w/comment support? That’s one of the things I don’t like about Falcon Pro…

    • XvierX

      I believe it does.

    • BigTimmay

      Huh? Of course FalconPro has that. I quote & comment all the time. When you click the RT button, select quote instead of RT and voila.

      • SpikedRed

        I am an idiot and you are awesome for replying with that advice! Timmmaaaayyyyy!

  • xzero425x

    Is the offical twitter app the only one with instant push notifcations still?

    • acrobatsausages

      Tweetings and Robird have push. I’ve heard Plume does as well but I could never find the option.

  • Droid4LifeDawg

    Falcon Pro is still my go to, and why would you have a two finger gesture, most twitter is read from a phone…One hand use (Thumb) is just fine.

  • they call me Rob

    I’ve been using Falcon Pro for a while now but I notice that it’s a little buggy/unstable on my Moto X. I’d be willing to give Carbon a shot, regardless of darkness.

    • Daniel Walsh

      Falcon Pro does get slow often. It’s still awesome though.

      • they call me Rob

        its speedy for me, it just seems to freeze a lot when refreshing the timeline so I’ll fc it and it will be ok. It’s still the best android twitter app IMO.

        • Daniel Walsh

          It does have performance issues. I’m use to them though.

    • Jeff C

      I haven’t spent a ton of time in Falcon Pro, but the time I have spent with my Moto X has been very stable.

  • trixnkix637

    Just because I know Kellen would get a laugh out of it.. “Blacker”? Couldn’t we use the term “darker”? As a black DL’er I’m not even slightly offended.

    • trixnkix637

      Lol that was an instantaneous thumb down. Here’s your sign for anyone who can’t read sarcasm. /s

      • Adrynalyne

        Insta-downvoters typically aren’t intelligent enough to read anyway.

      • Dr_Buttballs

        I bet it’s because you’re black.

    • Guy Pierce

      I like the “Light” and the “Darker” both equally. Really just depends on the layout!

      • trixnkix637

        I usually go for darker theme sets myself, but I saw an opportunity to show Kellex how racially insensitive I don’t think he is by playing with the meaning of his article title. It’s an absolute joke & I’m not even the littlest bit serious in case someone out there can’t tell. Kellex is the man.

        • Guy Pierce

          I was talking about women! LOL!

          • trixnkix637

            Lmao!!! Wow, I feel dumb. In that case I almost exclusively prefer the light layouts better. HAHA. Thanks for that laugh man, I needed that this morning!

          • Guy Pierce

            Don’t feel dumb I was just feeding off your sarcasm up top and went way off topic. But my comment is for apps as well!

            EDIT: Your welcome!

  • Chris

    I prefer darker UIs to ligher. Uses less battery and isn';t as “in your face” and best when viewing it at night/darker rooms. Its why I use slacker. I mostly drive at night (work graveyard) pop my phone in my car dock and choose my music. simple and done.

    • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

      Uses less battery if you’re on AMOLED, anyway. No advantage on other screen types that I’m aware of.

  • Rodeojones000

    I’ll give it a look. But despite its lack of updates, I still enjoy Falcon Pro. It’ll be difficult to get me to switch.

    EDIT: Never mind. No tablet support. A complete failure on the part of the developers.

  • Jeff C

    Tried it for about 15 minutes…looks good but I went back to Falcon Pro (thankfully I still have a token).

    • Daniel Walsh

      Falcon Pro is the best.

  • Guy Pierce

    That will go perfect with the CMB ROM for my G2!