Carbon for Android

We've been kind of down on Android Twitter clients of late. Sure, the "official" Twitter app has gotten a lot better, but other favorites seem to be dying off. Tweetdeck was purchased by Twitter, so it's no great surprise to see it languish as a standalone app. Our old favorite Seesmic hasn't been updated in months (though they do say an update is on the way), and there's still a dearth of really good tablet-designed Twitter apps.

That's why we're pretty excited to see webOS-favorite Carbon getting into the Android game. As we first told you last year, developer dots & lines is bringing the popular Carbon app to Android (and Windows Phone). And last night, UX director Saleh Esmaeili gave us a sneak peek at how things are going. Of course, still (black-and-white) images only show you so much, the clean lines are very much piquing our interest here. 

Stay tuned for updates, folks.

Source: @dot1ne; more: @CarbonAndroid

There are 23 comments

jdhas says:

If you're not using Alphascope, you're missing out.

PHADE says:

Alphascope is really nice and the developer told me that it will integrate Google+.

And I still can't believe is in ALPHA stage.

kismet769 says:

I've always liked Tweetcaster. Definitely will give this a shot when it gets released though.

BrianTufo says:

^ This! Tweetcaster is awesome but this looks pretty slick even in B&W photos. Will def. give it a shot!

I had Carbon for webOS, and it was by far the best Twitter client on there. I am very excited to see this come to Android!

Too many issues with Alphascope, but I'm hoping that they will be fixed. Needs timeline nofity, larger text size, better saving of your location in a timeline. Using Plume until it's fixed.

nctrnl says:

I loved tweetcaster until it stopped connecting with my facebook account. It always gets stuck on the facebook response "success" message when trying to connect my account.

I think all android apps should have a black theme to save battery or at least an inverted color option, which I what I thought the picture was. I guess it's just a black and white image.

When this gets released, I'll be one of the first to download it and make a review on my blog! Have high hopes for this :) I'm forever a fan of black themes!

This is one of my 'primary apps' I have been desperately missing since moving over from webOS.

gorgalis says:

Nice, but the twitter app that needs to make its way from WebOS to Android is "Topics on Twitter". I can't believe it, but there is no similar app to it on Android... it’s the best use I have for my Touchpad.

VDub2174 says:

I'm all for trying a new twitter client!! I've tried almost all the current twitter apps available in the market and can't wait for this one.

Saneless says:

Looks similar to Twicca, which is a damn strong client. It's missing a few features but overall I like it the best after I ditched Plume.

BrandoHD says:

Agree with you here, Twicca is my client of choice

mickey4mice says:

Agreed, Twicca is a really good client. The UI is the most aesthetically pleasing one I've seen on Android, and all the features are very functional. My only quip is the lack of multiple accounts support (perhaps even a deal breaker for some), also mute feature can be more intuitive.

HAAS599 says:

Looks like they are following the guide lines with this app. Will definitely give it a shot when its put on the market.

asd216 says:

It seems very 4.0. :) nice!

delsolracing says:

By far the best Twitter app I have used is Issimo. Have used it for a long time and is absolutely amazing!

geeknik#AC says:

I still use Tweetdeck myself. But I'll definitely give Carbon a try when it is released.

IceDree says:

Allot of Good choices out there , but for some reason I can't Stop using the MotoBLur Social Networking app\widget for Twitter !

ryguymoeller says:

DFISH and Lamar Odom is all i got from this article. That was a pretty good game at the end

elslunko says:

Carbon was pretty bad ass for webOS. I used phnx mostly, but carbon was a close 2nd for me. Can't wait for it's debut.

Hopefully it includes push notifications. Hopefully.

nrfitchett4 says:

Still don't understand why plume is not more popular. Especially now that it can remember your location on your timeline while using multiple devices, it seems like a no brainer.