Official Twitter App for Android Arrives!

We all knew this was coming… Twitter just announced the release of an official Twitter app.  It is only for Android version “2.1 and above” (hint for the upcoming 2.2?).

When apps work well with each other, sharing becomes as second nature on machines as it does in person. The Android platform is really good at that, and we’ve worked with the Android team to make it super easy to share what’s happening. Today we are excited to announce that Twitter for Android is available in Android Market!

It is clearly visible that Twitter’s developers had some help from Google Android team as it is very well merged in to the system. Obvioulsy, it includes a widget (small and large) but  it also integrates nicely with the Contact app, that means you can check tweets from your friends from your phonebook, a bit like FaceBook does.

The announce also mentioned that Google will be open sourcing the code used in the app. It could mean that it would become part of Android and allow developer to use Twitter API as part of Android API, maybe that will be one of the “TBA” sessions at Google O/I.

I’ve only used it for few minutes but the design is very polished… Check on the Market or scan the QR-code below to install the app and give us your impression.

Would you stop using [place here the name you favorite Twitter app] to use the native app?

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