Jul 8th, 2010

People have their preferences when it comes to messaging apps on their Android phones and there certainly aren’t a lack of options. Fans of Trillian have been wondering when they’ll release an Android App and the company published a blog post promising the Beta is “only a few weeks away”. They’re hoping the announcement will hold off the hoard of eager e-mailers and they left us with more than just an announcement.

Some screen shots:


And a list of features:

  • 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!

Trillian-for-PhandroidAre you particularly excited fro Trillian for Android? Any features you’re wishing they would have included that aren’t above? We’ll keep you posted and let you know when this bad boy hits Android Market.

In the meantime, what are your favorite Messaging Apps for Android? Call me old school but personally, I’ve got the AIM, Skype and GTalk apps open an awful lot (and simultaneously)… maybe I need to consolidate!

[Via CeruleanStudios, Thanks Don!]