Twitter for Android gets Holo update
iOS has Twitter to their liking, while Windows Phone’s iteration is already following their Modern UI. What about Android? Well, here it is – Twitter 4.0, the update you might have been waiting for.
Most of the update is visual. Gone are the iOS-like gradients and 3D-buttons for design language as it employs a flatter UI across the app. The curved element of the edges are also gone, and the experience feels more boxy – but not to a point that it feels like Windows Phone.
By swiping across the screen (no need to press buttons), you can get to your Home, Connect, Discover & Me tabs. Also, the other major change is the font used as it takes charge with Roboto, Android’s font. The other thing that saw improvement is the way use the #hashtag as suggestions now appear.
There was one thing Twitter missed however. Windows 8 already has a Twitter app, and the iPad has tablet-optimized app — when Android doesn’t have a tablet optimized one, which makes viewing Twitter on 10-inch screens a mess.
Here’s a hands-on preview video:
You can get Twitter 4.0 for Android here.