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Today Twitter has officially introduced the long-awaited tablet version of their Android app, and it should look pretty familiar. This UI was first leaked during the Samsung Unpacked event last month in Germany, but Twitter kept their lips sealed regarding the issue. Now the company is ready to show off their new Android tablet UI to the world, only you will still need a 2014 Galaxy Note 10.1 in order to use it.

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This landscape view allows for much more content to fit on screen at once. Clicking on a tweet with multimedia attached will expand photos, videos, and article previews on the right side. Clicking again will shoot you out to a fullscreen view of the content. Long-story short, it functions like the leaked APK we got our hands on last month, just cleaner.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 version of the app does come with a few exclusive features, however. There's a multi-screen view that lets you view Twitter and another app side by side. There's also the option to use the S-Pen to create and tweet colorful illustrations.

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Other tablets will get the new Twitter UI by the end of the year. It's a bummer, but after years of waiting, it's nice to know that we don't have much longer to go. Still, it's a little weird to see that the tablet version lacks any of the changes we've seen pop up in the Twitter beta.

Source: Twitter

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • miri

    Cool beans. I wonder if it's the same as the leak (as in it's devoid of features) or if it's been updated since then.

  • Emmanuel

    Dang, Samsung really knows how to secure exclusives...

  • Knef

    No rush.

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    Why would they have a trend window instead of something like DMs or mentioned tweets? I hope this can be adjusted, otherwise it's just wasted space.

  • Open1Your1Eyes0

    Someone should pull the most updated apk for this!

    • http://katzmatt.com/ Matt Katzenberger

      definitely. I came here hoping to find the new apk

    • Danny

      who actually owes a Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)...

  • Danny Holyoake

    This exclusive crap is crap.

  • Jadephyre

    Friggin' exclusives...

  • whispy_snippet

    My dislike for Samsung grows stronger every day. Exclusives like this enrage me.

  • Ryan Callihan

    I find it hard to believe that Twitter thinks we want this app optimized for tablets bad enough that we'll buy a new Note 10.1 just for access. What a dumb exclusive deal.

  • hot_spare

    Nokia does same for WP. nvidia (Tegra) had done same for many games. Now Samsung doing it for apps. Everything fair in business.

  • AnthonyRyan89

    im shocked there isn't a apk for it floating around.

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