Feb 4th, 2013

It’s been a long time since we first learned that Carbon — a popular webOS-based Twitter client — would be headed to Android. The developers have had a hell of a time taking criticism from restless users, a bunch whose impatience led them to give the application the negative title of being “vaporware.” Recent rumblings suggested the app was close to release, but we took a “we’ll believe it when we see it” approach to that bit of news.

Well, it looks like that assessment was quite accurate as the developer, dots & lines, has officially launched version 1.0 of its Twitter client in the Google Play Store. The app’s claim to fame will be from its beautifully presented aesthetics, an element which we believe was the likeliest cause for all the delays in the first place.

The app is still early, though, and the lack of some key features show just that. For starters, customizable notifications — an important part of any Twitter experience — still aren’t in tow. Beyond that, folks who were hoping to see a tablet interface baked in will be a bit disappointed to learn that no such thing exists right now.

Options and settings as a whole are pretty scarce, but we’re sure later versions of the app will introduce even more flexibility (even Falcon Pro didn’t start off as fully-featured as it is, though development for that app raced along in comparison). We’ll be contacting dots & lines to see if we can get an ETA on some of these highly-requested features, but for now just give it a shot (it’s a free download, after all) to see how beautiful an Android application can be.

[Google Play Store download link]