Tablet-optimized Twitter app for Android leaked

Android tablets are finally getting a decent optimized Twitter app. That's according to the recent leak you see above which is an apparent screenshot of Twitter's Android tablet app currently in the works. It looks like the stretched out mobile app just wasn't cutting it anymore, and rightfully so.

The leak comes from German Android news website Android Next. It has obtained multiple screenshots of the app. For the most part, it looks very similar to Twitter's iPad app. It's not quite ready yet, but judging by the screenshots it'll probably won't take long before you see it in Google Play.

Could a fully functioning Twitter app for Android tablets have surfaced on Google Play sooner? Yes. But lately Twitter has been adding so many restrictions on third-party apps that developers are having a hard time designing decent Twitter apps and they're losing the motivation to do so. Twitter's strategy recently has been to take the reigns on mobile apps and let the third-party ones slowly die out.

Nonetheless, it's nice Twitter is finally stepping up to the plate. Android tablet users might not represent a large chunk of Twitter's users, but they should still be just as valuable as everyone else. Hopefully the wait for the release will be easier now that it's certain the app is on its way. Now if only Twitter can address those annoying blue lines...

Source: Phandroid | Image via Android Next

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I can't find a Twitter app that actually looks good on my Galaxy Tab 8.9. Every last one looks stretched and awkward.

Gah. We should do away with using "leak" in this context at once. Leak leak leak, everything is leaking lately like a bucket of... urinary substance hit with a birdshot.

siah1214 said,
... Android still doesn't have a Twitter app for tablets? And people say Windows 8 doesn't have any apps.....

Let me correct your ignorance. Android has a few tablet optimized Twitter apps. Twitter's official app isn't optimized for tablets. Hopefully that makes sense to you.

DarkNet said,

Let me correct your ignorance. Android has a few tablet optimized Twitter apps. Twitter's official app isn't optimized for tablets. Hopefully that makes sense to you.


how is that ignorance? He said Windows 8 not Windows Phone 8. Therefore referring to tablets.

DarkNet said,

Let me correct your ignorance. Android has a few tablet optimized Twitter apps. Twitter's official app isn't optimized for tablets. Hopefully that makes sense to you.

Oh, so kind of like how WP8 has 3 instagram apps that I can name off the top of my head, yet people still ask why WP8 doesn't yet have Instagram? Unofficial apps don't count, cledus.

Finally, how is comparing 2 app ecosystems ignorance? Lots of butthurt here.

they are finally having a taste of their own medicine. hows it taste?

actually ill tell you why there is a lack of tablet apps on android. undersized,underpowered cheap tablets are not worth specifically developing against,therefore they will forever run primitive phone apps.

siah1214 said,
... Android still doesn't have a Twitter app for tablets? And people say Windows 8 doesn't have any apps.....

The Twitter app has worked on tablets since day 1, it just wasn't optimized for larger screens.

Would it help to say that I bought an android tablet (Toshiba Thrive) when Honeycomb came out? I'm used to ****ty blown up phone apps on my 10.1" screen. I didn't shed a tear when my wife accidentally dropped that one, either.

Things have improved in the last couple of years. There are many more tablet-optimized apps now than there were when Android first released for tablets. You've got to consider that 2011 was the first year that Android first started focusing on tablets, so of course uptake was slow.

Either way, that's not really the point. You said "Android doesn't have a Twitter app for tablets", and that's a lie, since I have had a couple of different Android tablets, and they've all had a working Twitter app.

so windows or windows phone having 3rd party apps is a bad thing, but android having 3rd party apps is all good, so hypercritical of you.

korupt_one said,
so windows or windows phone having 3rd party apps is a bad thing, but android having 3rd party apps is all good, so hypercritical of you.

Twitter for Android tablets was available as a first party app, it just has been updated so the UI fits better on the tablet screen.

I love seeing the Microsoft cheerleaders squirm in this thread. They have absolutely no clue what is on Android and feel qualified to insult it. Thank you for the laughs. Carry on.

DarkNet said,
I love seeing the Microsoft cheerleaders squirm in this thread. They have absolutely no clue what is on Android and feel qualified to insult it. Thank you for the laughs. Carry on.
Did you miss the part where I owned one? Get new reading glasses.

siah1214 said,
Did you miss the part where I owned one? Get new reading glasses.

You owned nothing but ignorance. Try to know what you are talking about before trying to insult or trying to give yourself props.

Thanks for keep the LOLZ going though.

DarkNet said,

You owned nothing but ignorance. Try to know what you are talking about before trying to insult or trying to give yourself props.

Thanks for keep the LOLZ going though.


How old are you?