Feb 10 AT 12:51 AM Taylor Wimberly 27 Comments

Twitter 2.0 for Android gets an early video preview

I’m not sure where he got this, but Christopher Meinck of Everything Android posted a quick hands-on preview of what he is calling the new Twitter 2.0 for Android. This latest, unreleased update appears to focus on refining the UI and we think it looks pretty slick.

The home screen with the 6-pack menu is now gone and the app launches right into your timeline. The action bar at the top of the screen allows you to search or create a new tweet , followed by a sub-menu that allows you to view your timeline, mentions, messages, and more options.

There is no word on when this update will roll out to the Android Market, but the original Twitter client was released just before the summer last year so I expect we could see this finished in the next couple months.

What do you think about the 2.0 update? Do you like the changes? What other features would you like to see added to the official Twitter client?

Source: Everything Android

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  • http://Website chris

    hopefully it has the open to last read tweet feature now… that would nice… and retweet with comment option

    • http://Website Paul Atreides

      You can retweet with a comment by using the quote selection after you hit retweet but I would like to see more color in the UI. Uniform is cool but it needs some pizazz.

  • Nathan

    wow, huge change in the UI and though i’ll miss the blue at the top, it really is a huge improvement.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      I think they went with black to match the notification bar on Android 2.3.

      • jivemaster

        Very gingerbread-ish. Me like.

      • http://Website oscillik

        i think they went with black to match the actual Twitter website design, rather than to match with Android 2.3

  • http://Website Lox

    stil no multi accounts support ?!?

    I hav my personal and my corporate so I use seesmic. I really was hoping that the next twitter app will bring multi-accounts support

  • http://Website Jozef Del Mundo

    how did he get the app in the first place?!?! i want the update so badly now lol

  • http://Website Usman Ansari

    Nice looking update… might actually be enough to replace Plume.

  • http://Website Marcellis

    It looks a lot like the BlackBerry app.

  • http://Website B

    Cool. I still want to uninstall it off my phone.

  • http://Website nnicolino

    still no push updates?

  • http://Website Chris Cardinal

    I’d love to see them implement List-specific notifications. For instance, I have a list of just a few people that I’d like notifications for. Right now I have mobile updates on, but that’s a bit much. I’d rather it all stay integrated in the Twitter app itself.

    No Twitter client I’ve found offers this functionality, but I think it’d be very valuable.

    • http://www.tweetdeck.com/android Richard Barley

      Hey Chris,

      Android TweetDeck allows you to add a column for any of your Lists and you can configure notifications on any column.

      Sounds like that would solve your problem :)


      • http://Website Chris Cardinal

        That would do the trick. I haven’t explored TweetDeck in detail at all… though I’m hearing rumblings about deck.ly…

        Thanks for the heads up!

        • HipHopIsLyfe37

          The new TweetDeck and Deck.ly is awesome. I couldn’t decide between Plume and that, but the new update secured my vote with TweetDeck. Use it and you will not be disappointed

  • http://Website Dan

    So, that’s IT?! Only a new UI? (which seems inspired from Seesmic, btw… with the bar and tabs on top)

  • http://Website Ben 1.0

    I’ve given up on the official Twitter app, it no longer notifies me correctly and I’ve tried a complete re-install. I’ll be switching to Tweetdeck.

    That said, I do like the clean design of the official app so if this new version proves to be more reliable when it’s released I’ll definitely check it out.

  • MitchRapp81

    I also gave up on the official FB/TWIT apps … Tweetdeck is just so much better.
    Only thing I use FB app for is private messages … twitter app… nothing.

    • http://Website iDavey

      This is what I see too. It’s funny how the two top official social apps have the most problems.
      The Twitter app will sync contacts for awhile, then just stop and will keep trying to sync and cause the app to keep the phone awake causing battery drain.

      The Facebook app now has broken push notifications that don’t work at all. When you turn on chat, it keeps the phone awake causing MASSIVE battery drain.

      It’s weird how these big companies can’t get one app right, yet the other devs can create wonderful alternatives. And it’s worse for FB since basically every FB app that was in the market is now gone…


    I actually saw on twitter when they posted the sample… I ran to the markey to look for the update, lol.. Doesnt look bad at all, but still no multi account ? Common twitter!

  • http://daveysmind.tumblr.com iDavey

    This is what I’ve been wanting for the longest from ANY Twitter app. The first that can bring it, and not screw it up like Facebook did, will get my download. Even if it’s a paid app. Push notifications just seem like it would be common sense for a Twitter app.

  • http://www.mobolinks.com Steve

    I have used tweetdeck and it works sooo much better, fb app is piece of crap.

  • http://Website CJ

    it’s live on the market now

  • keridel

    i have it and is very pretty. However TweetDeck has a lot more functionality.

    I only use the native app because its widget is better than the crap TweetDeck ones.

    Oh and it has now given me 3 tweets that have come from may 10 2011 the future! And because of that they won’t leave the top of my feed…

    • http://twitter.com/JDSisk J.D.

      Yea, what’s up with the future tweets?