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Twitter outs tablet optimised Android app, makes it a Samsung exclusive

Will be available for all by the end of the year
Fri Oct 11 2013, 10:02

MICROBLOGGING WEBSITE Twitter has announced a tablet optimised app for Android devices, but has made it available exlusively to owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.

Up until now Android tablet users have had to make do with an upscaled version of Twitter's mobile app, and it looks like that will continue, as the firm's newly outed Android tablet app is only available on Samsung's latest Galaxy Note 10.1.

Twitter Android tablet app

That's likely because Twitter wants to show off, as Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet allows the app to be used in split-screen mode alongside another application, and the tablet's included stylus will enable tweeters doodle on their images before posting them on the social network.

Of course, it also boasts all the other features you'd expect from a tablet optimised app.

Twitter said in a blog post on Thursday, "While we've long offered a mobile app for Android users, we've not yet provided an app that is optimized for Android tablets - until now.

"The landscape view fills your screen with tweets, conversations, trends, accounts to follow and more. With a single tap, tweets expand on the right side to show photos, videos and article previews. Dive deeper with another tap to see photos, play videos or read links from the web in fullscreen mode."

The handful of people who own a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 model) can download Twitter's Android tablet app for free from the Google Play store now. Twitter has said that it will be launching soon on other Samsung tablets before it's made available to all towards the end of the year. µ

 

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