04
Sep
twitter

Hold on to your hats, boys and girls – things are about to get real. Since the dawn of time, we've been asking – nay, demanding – an official Twitter app with tablet optimizations. Just when we thought our pleas were going unheard, Samsung unintentionally showed us what's up during its Unpacked event today at IFA.

I present to you, a quick look at Twitter's tablet-optimized interface:

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During the event, they even referred to it as "the redesigned Twitter app" while discussing all the nifty things Samsung has packed into the Note 10.1 2014 Edition. Unfortunately, the video is now private (possibly due to this leak?), so we can't reference the exact timeframe; but as you can clearly see, that is not the same Twitter app we have now. For reference, here's a look:

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Pretty big difference.

The real question is, of course, when is it coming?! Unfortunately, on that, we have no clue. It seems this probably wasn't what Twitter had in mind for the big unveiling; we've reached out to both Twitter and Samsung for comment, so we'll just have to wait and see what happens from here.

Thanks, Γιώργος Τσάμης!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. 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- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Alexei Watson

    you listening facebook?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I'm listening Spotify personally.

      • remister

        Spotify on Android tablets does needs a re-haul
        Hopefully Chromecast support soon also!

      • Alexei Watson

        all access here.

        The new twitter app looks much better - looking forward to it. falcon pro has kind of fallen off now that they can't get more users, still using it on my tab though.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          I actually pay for both Spotify and All Access and prefer Spotify. Use All Access when wife uses Spotify on her phone and it kicks me off.

          • train234

            isnt that a good thing about All access?? you can use all access on multiple devices.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Yeah, maybe, but I hate the navigation and management. I can never find what I want and what I own there. Discovery is total crap. I love the UI - it's beautiful, but navigating it and doing what I want to do is a lot simpler with Spotify.

          • mikeym0p

            OMG, discovery IS a joke. The Explore tab is literally what I hear on the car radio and what plays on the dreaded work radio station. I hope that gets a huge kick in the rear soon.

          • remister

            There's just something about having the discography in chronological order and has an "appears on" section for the Artist that makes Spotify just a tad better and soothes my OCD over All Access

          • Alexei Watson

            Missus and I have a subscription for all access each. Reasons being;
            a) you can't use the radio portion of it on two devices at once and
            b) I like to keep katie perry out of my suggestions.

            never even considered spotify, as I'd already uploaded my music to play, so was already using it and enjoying it. :)

          • mikeym0p

            Is it the content or the experience you like more about Spotify?

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Experience. Also Spotify never fails to play artist or song radio, while All Access throws an error all the time.

          • mikeym0p

            I only ever get errors if I leave wifi during playback. You get them that often?

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            I usually listen on LTE, and I don't believe the errors are due to connectivity. I think the algorithm just can't figure out what the radio/related songs should be to a lot of the stuff I listen to (electronica).

          • mikeym0p

            Oh see, that might be where the difference is. I use a lot less radio. I just add a bunch or artists or albums, or individual songs to my queue and hit shuffle. Once it near the bottom of my queue I add a few more albums and toggle shuffle off and on again.

            Radio lacked variety and took really long to start, I only use it on occasion.

        • Brian

          What you on about? New users can still access falcon pro. They just need to activate the secret login

          • Alexei Watson

            You know that's not a viable solution, and its against twitters policies. Besides, I was referring to the fact that major development has all but stopped, and due to the token limit, its no longer for sale in play.

            Falcon is great, but if Twitter is going to block it's use they damn well need to provide a tablet app

          • Brian

            The Falcon dev still updating the app. 2.0.6 came out a few days ago.

          • Alexei Watson

            I know, it's not abandoned, but that was basically bug fixes. Like I said, major development has stopped. Or at least slowed right down. Which is understandable, he can't sell it anymore.

    • http://katzmatt.com/ Matt Katzenberger

      Let's not let Twitter off the hook until this is out. It could be a mockup or something.

      • Skander

        They said it's the new Twitter app, they're not kidding.

        • http://katzmatt.com/ Matt Katzenberger

          My bad.

          Can't wait to have this on my n10

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    That's the most authentic and crazy-looking Thanks we've ever given.

    • PamelaLibrarian

      That's what I was going to say.

  • train234

    looks like tablet optimized apps are getting better.

    • Nick Klenchik

      "looks like tablet optimized apps are..." starting to appear.

      • train234

        then you are living under the rocks

      • hot_spare

        and I appreciate both. quantity and quality. need them both!

  • http://slworrell.com Sherree W.

    A lot of apps for Android tablets could use a good facelift. So, when is the 2014 Note 10.1 coming out?

    • Eric Tackaberry

      Are you f*ucking serious with your question?

      • http://slworrell.com Sherree W.

        Wow, really? No. Alas, there is no sarcastic font. It would be nice to have something made for Android that actually works the way it should, when it's launched. I was being a smart-a$$ about the Note. That should have been apparent with the "So."

        • IrishSid

          Yeah, really apparent, hahahaha lmao, not.

          Alas alas alas alas

  • leezard

    I cant even remember the last time I turned on my tablet. Was probably during football season last year....so its about time to dust it off again.

    Also on all access user here, love that service

  • http://katzmatt.com/ Matt Katzenberger

    WANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANT

  • Tamadrummer94

    Nothing will beat the original Twitter app for the iPad. That design was legendary. This has been a long time coming, and it seems to match the current offering on iOS.

  • miri

    Twitter is probably my second most used app, so this is great. Hopefully this will be a part of the beta program.

  • selonmoi

    The real question is: Will it still lose your spot in the timeline whenever you get a few hundred tweets behind?

    Will Twitter forever be disinterested in making an app that, you know, works?

    • miri

      I've never seen that before, though I guess I've never let it get that far behind. I can't see myself caring either way; past a certain point I'd lose interest in scrolling through it and just skip to the top anyway.

      • selonmoi

        With the number of people I follow, it happens to me overnight almost every day.

        You'd think "people who use Twitter a lot" would be a demographic Twitter would be interested in.

    • IrishSid

      I want it to sync my position between desktop and any other device I'm signed in to.
      And I want to use the official app btw, I know about 3rd party ones

  • Teen

    Samsung need to stop going on about apps for android as if they are exclusive to Samsung ... Just like they been going on about bbm as if only Samsung will get it.

  • Michael Panzer

    It took Twitter way to long to get this out if you think about how easy it is to code a responsive app in Android. The ones that can't do that are either lazy or just really stupid! As a Dev I know that it's not that hard to do!

  • hot_spare

    It was definitely not "unintentional" from Samsung.

    http://i.imgur.com/beChywf.png

  • qu4ttro

    But who really cares? twitter is pretty stupid and just a big marketing device. "Now you can read our advertisements in laaaaannnndscape!!!" whoopdeeefuckingdoo

  • Pierre Gardin

    Will they ever fix the broken intents? The content loading bugs? The absence of loading wheels/cursors? The "back-to-the-top" bug?

    Do then even care now they killed 3rd party apps?

  • Adam Outler

    Isn't 160 charactors a bit irrelevant now?