Twitter Launches Client For Android Platforms

Micro-blogging giant Twitter has dished out the official Twitter application for Google's Android mobile operating system and is designed to run on the 2.1 version of the popular OS, currently available on the HTC Desire, Motorola Droid and Google Nexus One smartphones.

According to a blog posted by Twitter's head of mobile user experience design team, Leland Rechis, the official Twitter for Android application will make it easier for Android users to operate the web service and promises to offer 'deep integration' with the Android devices.

Explaining the various features of the Twitter application, Rechis wrote that “Reading tweets is easy in a bunch of places on your phone. Quickly access your timeline with the home screen widget, view a tweet location on a map, and see your friend’s latest tweet.”

The official Twitter Android application follows earlier applications released for the BlackBerry smartphone and the recently acquired Tweetie's official Twitter for Apple's iPhone.

Users can either scan a barcode on Twitter's official blog or go to the mobile download page to get the free application.