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Twitter for Android gets another update

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Twitter for Android gets another update
A major update for the Twitter for Android app last week had Android users thinking that finally Twitter got it right this time. With swipeable tabs, new fonts and the Holo UI, many Android users who had turned to third party Twitter apps are slowly returning back to the original Twitter for Android for their 140 character fix. No sooner had the ink dried on the first update than Twitter for Android was the subject of a second update that killed off some bugs and took care of some light housekeeping. One bug fix that Twitter needed to repair right away was one to the "Me" tab which was not fully loading every time the app was launched. Monday's update solved that problem.

The latest update also repaired a problem that was affecting owners of certain HTC phones like the HTC One.  Some models manufactured by the Taiwan based manufacturer were produced without a physical menu key, like HTC's new flagship model. These handsets had to use an on-screen menu key for Twitter, which reduced the amount of real estate available for the app itself.

The update to Twitter last week left some HTC phones showing the menu bar, which was left as non-functional. That bar has now been removed by Monday's update, returning some real estate back to the app user. Oh, also improved with this update is the UI for Honeycomb flavored Android tablets. Don't remember that build? It was a tablet-optimized version of Android that was available for slates launched after Gingerbread but before Ice Cream Sandwich.

source: Twitter via AndroidCentral

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posted on 08 Apr 2013, 22:34 4

1. ogtomasx (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)

Android is the best I had iPhone's just to simple, android take a little longer to learn but it a better system.......

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 22:37 3

2. baldilocks (Posts: 831; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

All Android phones should have a dedicated menu soft key. Not having one standard in Jelly Bean is just crazy. I'm glad Samsung has some common sense.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 04:09 1

4. FiddyPence (Posts: 21; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

Actually all android apps should incorporate the Action Overflow bar therefore following Google's design guidelines and Samsung are not helping by being stubborn and designing there phones for Gingerbread.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 00:14

3. htc_evo_3d (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)

just like HTC EVO 3D series. they had 4 soft keys.. and one for SEARCH key which will be a helping hand in almost all applications

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