Aug 20th, 2010

TweetDeck for Android was released as a public beta last week and has already surpassed the amount of traffic than they’ve seen on the iPad since the three months it’s been out, according to them: that’s significant seeing as this app is not yet in the market. With that, TweetDeck isn’t just sleeping at the wheel, they’ve been working hard on improving the beta (which is still very much a beta) and have released a new version.

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The latest brings a new column settings page that will allow you to set notification options (update frequency, LED, sound, and vibration) for individual columns. They’ve also taken advantage of Android’s built-in sharing options and have also added bit.ly support.

What can we look forward to in the future? Support for Android 1.6, a widget, better support for multiple Twitter accounts, and columns for individual services for people not a fan of the unified timelines. Finally, video uploading will be seeing the light of day. None of these features have a set window as to when we’ll see them, but just seeing that they’re in the pipeline should be enough to satisfy you. TweetDeck is really shaping up compared to just a week ago, and if development continues as rapidly as it has been, then it won’t be long before some of the other premier Twitter clients in the market have another strong competitor to worry about.

[Find the .APK file here, courtesy of TweetDeck via AndroidCentral]