Twitter for Android Brings Many New Enhancements


The folks at Twitter have just issued an update to their Android application to fix many bugs and to add many enhancements and improvements. Sadly, the one enhancement missing is proper Android 3.0 support – something many other clients have yet to implement. (There’s only one known Twitter client that’ll get you the tablet-optimized goodness you need, but we hear it isn’t up to snuff.) Anyway, take a look at the list of changes below and see if this update fits your bill. If it does, don’t hesitate to download it in the Android market. [via Droid-Life]

What’s in this version:

  1. Displays search results in a tabbed view
  2. Add and remove saved searches from universal search suggestions
  3. SSL used for network requests
  4. Font size setting
  5. Tapping on a map in detail view searches nearby Tweets
  6. Launch links directly from a message
  7. Ability to delete messages
  8. Added Tweet count to user profile
  9. Improved avatar loading
  10. Improved the way data is cleared to conserve more space
  11. Fixed a bug where music skips when refreshing, etc.
  12. Many other improvements and bug fixes


Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Still no push notifications though. :(

    1. While I agree that should be an option, I would immediately disable it. I would make me insane to receive a notification every time a new tweet came, lol!

      1. Not if it was push notifications of mentions and DMs. Ideally customizable just like text notifications.

      2. The official Twitter app could implement the push notification system similar to Tweetdeck’s. In Tweetdeck, there are multiple columns(tweets, mentions, and dm’s) and you can set the update frequency for each from 3 minutes to never. So, instead of updating with every tweet, if you had the frequency set to 60 minutes, every 60 minutes the app would call out and then send you a notification saying “45 new tweets” or something along those lines.

        Edit: I guess I forgot the main reason I mentioned Tweetdeck. I was just using it as an example, because, in my opinion, it has different frequencies and can give the user a little bit more of an option than just individual notifications or no notifications.

  2. Found a “big” in this article. I mean….found a “bug” in this article.

  3. Maybe the widget will work on my Nexus One running Gingerbread now.

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