Carbon for Twitter V2 Arrives Tomorrow With New Look, New Timeline Design

Carbon, the oft-delayed Twitter app for Android that finally arrived earlier this year, will see an update to version 2.0 tomorrow, according to developer M.Saleh Esmaeili. In the new version of the app, we will apparently see “a whole new look, a brand new Timeline design,” and the return of an older feature called Quick Timeline (I’m guessing was made popular on versions of Carbon from other platforms). That’s all we know so far.  (more…)

Twitter Launches Android Alpha Test Group, Gives Opportunity to “Provide Direct Feedback and Collaborate”

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Back in August of this year, Twitter launched a beta program, aimed at users who would help the company find and destroy bugs before the official release hit Google Play. Those users have gone through a roller coaster of design changes, irritable features, and countless other little bugs as the Twitter team has been tweaking its Android offering nonstop. Today, the company announced a new Alpha testing group, one that will allow members to provide direct feedback to developers and designers, plus the ability to collaborate directly with Twitter to make the best app possible.  (more…)

Twitter Releases Tablet-optimized App, Currently Only Available for One Device


Today, Twitter announced a brand new tablet-optimized application for Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition tablet owners. Yes, you read that right, it’s a complete overhaul of the tablet app for a single device. The Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition hit the shelves in the U.S. starting today, and anyone who has picked one up, can start experiencing the refreshed Twitter app. In terms of what’s new, it’s your basic Twitter app, but there have been a few features added in to take advantage of the Note 10.1’s large display and included stylus.  (more…)

New Twitter Beta Released With Updated UI, Goodbye Hamburger Menu


Twitter has gone and updated the Android app’s user interface again. Real quickly though, we wanted to point out that the last UI was really nice, and so far, we aren’t the biggest fans of the new look. In an update that is now live for beta testers, Twitter has removed the hamburger menu, and instead, navigation now relies on three top tabs, as well as three floating icons along the bottom. One for your gallery, one to access your camera app for quick uploading, and one to compose a new tweet.  (more…)

Twitter Rolls Out Version 5.0 to Android Users – Completely Reworked UI, Sidebar Navigation

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Twitter is allowing beta testers to try out version 5.0 of the official app, which brings a few exciting new features and a completely revamped look. For starters, the top navigation columns still exist, but the mothership of app control is now based in the newly-added sidebar system which is seen in many other apps like Facebook and Google+. From here, you can quickly navigate throughout the entire application.  (more…)

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.  (more…)

This is What Nokia Imagined When They Heard Android 4.4 Would be Named Kit Kat


Lost in the smartwatch madness yesterday were some fighting words to come out of Nokia’s German Twitter Account. We were just as surprised as anyone when earlier this week the Android team announced that their upcoming version would be named after the well-established candy, Kit Kat. Most people might have bought a piece of candy after hearing the news, but Nokia had other ideas. (more…)