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Android Twitter app gets update

Android Twitter app gets update

The Twitter app for Android phones has been given a shiny new remix, offering Tweeters a much slicker social networking experience.

The new Twitter application, which coincides with the launch of a more radical update for the Facebook smartphone app, has been made significantly faster than before. Alongside this, the scrolling speed has been improved, so you’ll be able to run your way through the timeline quicker too.

Elsewhere, high-resolution avatars are now on offer, as is a swipe-to-reveal touchscreen command. And, in another nod to the iPhone edition of Twitter, a pull to refresh option has been added too.

Finally, there’s also a way better Tweet details page, which makes retweeting, clicking on links and replying to stuff a whole lot easier, and the option to quote a Tweet.

Alas, only Fandroids with tablets or smartphones running Android 2.1, AKA Éclair, or above will be able to use the new features. But the good news is that it’s available already from the Android Market and it’s free to download.

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