As mentioned yesterday, Twitter has announced another Twitter client for mobile devices - this time for Android smartphones. According to the Twitter blog, Twitter teamed-up with the Android team to make Twitter for Android "super easy" and soon open source. Like most other state-of-the-art Twitter clients, Twitter for Android allows to read the time-line, tweet, retweet, send direct messages, as well as sharing links or photos. Furthermore, it supports Twitter's location API for sending own and reading others tweets. It also comes with its own home screen widget and even integrates into Android's contacts application to show the friend's latest tweet in Google Talk or any application that uses Android's QuickContact bar.
And, according to Twitter, "this is just the beginning. We'll be creating more great ways to read, find and share what's happening on your Android phone soon!".
Twitter for Android is now available from the Android Market, however, it only supports Android smartphones, running Android 2.1/Eclair or above. Earlier Android versions aren't supported at all and it's quite unlikely that they will be with a later update.
That's it, after Twitter started to offering its own Twitter application for BlackBerry, took over Tweetie and renamed it to Twitter for iPhone, Twitter now offers Twitter for Android. It's yet unknown if Twitter will also release its own mobile clients for other popular platforms like Windows Phone, webOS and S60.
Cheers ~ Arne