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Carbon, one of the most hotly anticipated Twitter clients to ever come to Android, got an update today to version 1.2, bringing with it a ton of useful enhancements.

First among these is the ability to browse from links or watch YouTube videos in the app, saving time that would otherwise be spent leaving the app to see content somewhere else.

The update also adds Vine preview/playback, people search, a new image viewer, the ability to save images, optional style tweaks (like changing tweet font size), and the ability to change notification frequency, among other things.

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Here's a look at the full change log:

What's in this version:

Additions, New Stuff, and Changes
- 4x1 Home Screen Widget for quick actions (The original)
- In-App Browser
- In-App YouTube video playback
- Vine videos Timeline Preview and playback
- People Search
- Tweet font size options
- Quote style options
- New Image Viewer screen
- Save Image option
- Image Upload option to Twitpic
- Notification frequency options of 5 up to 120 minutes.
- Option disable image/video previews on Timeline
And ton of bug fixes, performance and stability enhancements.

If you're a Carbon user who hasn't already, grab the update below.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • evolutionx1

    Loving it.

  • mesmorino

    How does this compare to Plume?

    • NuLLnVoiD

      I've tried them all, including Carbon. I still stick with Plume.

      • Filipe

        And Falcon?

        • Nishanth

          Falcon is another level of awesomeness.

  • Matt Hodson

    I had issues with the app freezing when I went in to DMs and had to uninstall. Maybe some day I'll give it another chance as it is a beautiful app.

  • Scott

    no auto refresh of timeline? still not good enough. it took us half a year to get this update? I would have figured we would have gotten something massive...

  • numpty

    Frankly, I dunno why people still bother writing Twitter apps that are just straightforward timeline readers. Those are the ones Twitter are gunning for most, and they'll all be gone or useless before long.

    • Rami

      And Google already says this has been downloaded 100.000-500.000 downloads, so any moment the tokens will be exhausted, why bother try it even.

  • scuttlefield

    Still not compatible with my Nexus 10? Sorry.

  • Rob

    I lost interest in Carbon a long time ago (1st when its release was overdue and shortly after using it). Now I'm using Tweedle (http://bit.ly/10TVODq) and enjoying it quite a lot.

    • Nishanth

      Still no lists support on Tweedle. Moving on..

      • Rob

        Not sure what level of "list support" you need, but I know that Tweedle has support for displaying existing lists in a column. Go to: menu button > edit columns > + > list.

  • RTWright

    I still use Plume, like it's UI and functionality better.