The world of third-party Twitter apps is anything but certain these days, so it's good to see one of the more popular apps getting a major update. Carbon, which has been mostly stagnant for some six months, is getting a pretty major update in version 1.2.0. 

Included in the update is a new widget, in-app browsing and support for Vine and Youtube directly within the app. Plus there are new styles available, a bunch of newly supported image previews and update frequency options. And, conversations are back following a change to Twitter's API.

What's more is that the developer hopes that this marks the start of smaller but more frequent updates. Let's just hope Twitter doesn't spoil that party.

We've got the big strokes after the break, and hit the source link for more, as well as the list of bugfixes.

Source: +Carbon for Android

What's new in Carbon v1.2.0

  • 4x1 Home Screen Widget for quick actions (The original)
  • In-App Browser
  • YouTube API and 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
  • User Profiles now include users Favorites and Mentions
  • All JPEG, PNG URLs are now previewed on Timelines
  • Imagur Image previews added
  • Image Upload option to Twitpic
  • Notification frequency options of 5 up to 120 minutes.
  • Option disable image/video previews on Timeline
  • Timeline context options are now dismissible via back button

Reader comments

Carbon for Android getting long-awaited features, fixes in v1.2.0


This update just made me uninstall the official Twitter App.

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The lack of updates pushed me to try Falcon Pro...I'll be with it for a long while. It's phenomenal.

I liked using Carbon but after the initial version it kind of dropped off the radar. Here's hoping we see more updates, but I wouldn't exactly blame them if the devs dropped this project.

I do like Carbon, but the devs really need to get their act together. Falcon Pro's been taken off of Play but still gets more frequent updates.

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FWIW, the dev responded right away to a complaint and should be pushing a quick-fix update today (to get rid of the persistent warning on tablets).

Still long for TweetMarker but very, very happy this app wasn't abandoned after all.

"...and should be pushing a quick-fix update today (to get rid of the persistent warning on tablets)"

Actually, this was my biggest beef with Carbon. Yeah, I'd like true push instead of "pull to refresh" but other then that I love it. The Tablet nag was pretty irritating and I'm glad they're going to get rid of it.

Honestly i just tried it and its way better than the default twitter app. There's just so many problems with it i had to switch. Used to use Plume, but the constant update limits made me drop that completely. I'm happy with this app.

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Am I the only one happy about this? The updates are slow but the first release of the app itself was pretty good!

I was pushed to the official Twitter app once the conversation feature broke, but I'm going back to Carbon!

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No, you're not the only one. Carbon is the only Twitter app I use, and it's great to see the dev giving it some update love. Some people complain that it doesn't have feature X, Y, or Z, but I haven't really missed anything from other clients I've tried. Its design and animations make it a joy to use.

If dots and lines starts updating more regularly, I'll have to find out where I can make a donation to them. I know first-hand how difficult app development can be, and I'm not afraid to pay for good apps (e.g. Action Launcher Pro).

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I'm just trying out Carbon for Twitter, but so far, it is easily one of the most interesting clients I've used. I like it much that I've already uninstalled Plume.

Lol timing... I just uninstalled this on both of my devices today.

It's a beautiful app, but I was under the impression that the Dev abandoned it.

I'm pleased with the twitter client I'm using now and I think I'll stick with it for a bit.