Twitter has an official Android app now

by Volker Weber


Available now from the Android market ...


What a pity that it will only work on 27.3% of Android phones as it requires Android 2.1 or higher. (see TechCrunch article for more stats...)

Christian Heindel, 2010-05-01

Targeting 2.1 pushes the Android platform forward. Platforms that strive for staunch backward compatibility do not innovate and eventually die.

Many, many more 2.1+ devices will be sold in 2010 than 1.x devices were in 2009. HTC Sense and Motoblur devices will be updated to 2.1, and most Google Experience devices will as well. It may very well be that the G1 is the only one of the widely used phones that gets left behind.

In any case, last time I checked there were many different ways to access Twitter on Android 1.x.

Jeff Gilfelt, 2010-05-01

Certainly so. It's just that many people on Android feel left behind, when compared with iPhone users over the last couple of years.

Volker Weber, 2010-05-01

Well, yes, the G1 will not get any more official updates. However, CyanogenMod 5.0 is almost finished and is based on 2.1. However, due to memory limitations, it does require the DangerSPL or HardSPL to run on the G1.

Joerg Michael, 2010-05-01

I see so much talk of Android "fragmentation" as if it is a bad thing. I think it is a sign of a healthy platform. Android should never compete by trying to be controlled like Apple/iPhone, it will compete by being different. Developers will increasingly have to be very explicit about which versions and variations of Android their applications will support.

It isn't just the tablet devices that Dell and others will launch that will drive this, by the end of the year we will see non-mobile 42 inch consumer Android devices.

Jeff Gilfelt, 2010-05-01

Twitter for Android is a nice app, but has one major caveat (at least for me): So far, it will only handle one twitter account. I need support for multiple accounts, so I guess I will stay with Twidroid Pro for the time being...

Thomas Cloer, 2010-05-03

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