Back in mid-October, popular Twitter client Echofon released an alpha version of its Android app. While it was relatively polished for an alpha, it was still lacking in features and, of course, had its fair share of bugs.

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The company has now released a the first beta of Echofon, which brings several new features and enhancements:

- Added multi account support
- Added conversation view
- Added prefetching screen
- Added retweet with comment on Tweet detail view
- Added direct replies to DM notifications on Jelly Bean devices
- Improved notification handling
- Improved desktop sync
- Improved picture upload
- Improved profile view
- Full-text notifications
- Autocorrect in composer
- Jump-to-top shortcut
- Navigation adjustments according to Android guidelines
- UI improvements
- Performance improvements
- Bugfixes

To grab this new version, head right here.

[Thanks, @SportsneyHaus!]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Sqube

    Anybody gone from Tweet Lanes to this who could give their thoughts?

    • http://twitter.com/kfirms Kyle

      Tweet Lanes is my go to for browsing Twitter. I just use the native app for my push notifications. I used Echofon before and went right back to Tweet Lanes. The push notifications and quick reply from the notification drawer was nice in Echo though.

  • http://twitter.com/l1nu5r Sunil R

    desktop sync? thought they discontinued their mac app!

  • http://twitter.com/jeffaandrews Jeff Andrews

    Looks like Twicca. But with an ad.

  • Julio Lagara

    Where's Carbon???????

  • mvp77

    The best twitter app for me is Falcon. Combined with tweetification for push alerts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1171832749 Jose Rivera

    This build definitely feels more complete. Sure, there are a few little things here and there but they fixed a lot of the stuff that held me back from using this full time. I use this on both gnex and n7 now.