Twitter has millions of users around the world, with that number growing as it continues to be the best place to keep up with current events. If you are an avid Twitter fan and you own an Android handset, here are five third party apps to download and use today. But be quick, as it is setting out to change its API soon!
This is a great-looking app that has plenty of personality and offers the potential for users to customise the way they view Twitter. Individual accounts can be given their own unique colour so that it is easy to identify your friends and favourite tweeters on the timeline.
Plume lets you remain logged in with more than one account, which is good for people who have a personal and business presence on Twitter that they are struggling to stay on top of at the moment. Since it runs smoothly on the majority of Android phones, it is also a solid choice for most users, regardless of their device of choice.
This app isn't just for Twitter, but for every other mainstream social media platform around, including the likes of Facebook, Instagram and even LinkedIn. If you want to amalgamate your feeds and control all of your accounts at once, it's ideal.
Hootsuite is free to download and use, with extra business-focused features unlocked via a monthly subscription. This lets you schedule entire social media campaigns and boost the profile of your business or brand, although most users will not need this kind of in-depth functionality.
With regular updates and lots of features, this is one of the old guard of the Twitter app market. It is great for viewing content, whether you are a Casumo Twitter acolyte or a fan of other big accounts.
Be prepared to put up with quite a few adverts in the free version, or splash out a bit and get the premium edition which is blissfully ad-free. Some might feel that TweetCaster is a little bloated with all its features, but there are lighter-weight alternatives to consider.
That's right, we're recommending the official Twitter app for Android users, not just because it is sanctioned by the company itself, but also because it's a fairly slick bit of software in its own right.
There's no hefty fee to pay to download and use it, no unnecessary add-ons to get in the way of the pure microblogging experience, and no chance that it will ever be killed off by some over-zealous API tinkering, as mentioned earlier. The only downside is that it lacks quite a few of the perks that are common across the other apps in this list, such as tweet scheduling, so you'll have to look elsewhere for a more versatile offering.
If you have multiple Twitter accounts that need to be managed, and you value the opportunity to customise the way you use this service, Fenix 2 is the app for you. It is well integrated with external platforms as well, so when people tweet links to content on other sites, or embed videos and photos within posts, you can easily view them without having to jump out and fire up another app.
An extra advantage of Fenix 2 is that it makes it straightforward to mute users who get on your nerves, whether or not you follow them. Keeping tabs on who you have muted and blocked is important in these trying times. This app lets you purify your feed and enjoy Twitter again, rather than finding that it's cluttered with unhelpful opinions.
Goodbye Evleaks, He was the one who first shared to the world, among other things, that Nokia is working on an Android phone, and it was he who showed us the first images of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z2. He gave us the first image of the HTC One M8 and was first to show the Nvidia Shield Tablet to the world. Most recently, he's been showing us a stream of images of the yet unannounced Samsung Galaxy F.
Evan Blass, the man behind the infamous Twitter channel, @evleaks, has been steadily supplying the phone industry with fresh leaks of images of yet unannounced devices. Tech journalists and phone manufacturers have been following his Twitter with equal eagerness in the past two years.
All good things must come to an end. Thank you for an amazing two years. [RETIREMENT]— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 3, 2014
Evan however has just announced that he's about to retire @evleaks, which currently has about 187,000 followers. However he said that he's unable to properly monetize it and with his health progressively deteriorating, he feels like he needed to prepare better for the future.
We have already reported before that Samsung has confirmed the Android Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800) on its website, but until now the update hasn't been released for this variant yet.
Today, SamsungUK has confirmed via its official twitter account that Galaxy S5 mini Lollipop update is "Coming Soon".
@kristoffera90 Lollipop is coming soon to the S5 Mini, Kris. We'll let you know as soon as we can.— Samsung Mobile UK (@SamsungMobileUK) July 6, 2015
However, we still have no confirmation whether the upcoming update will pack Android build 5.0.2 or build 5.1.1 release, you can check the latest status of the S5 mini update on Samsung Official Updates Page. Stay tuned for more info!