DroidWars: Twitter clients – Q1, 2010

orange-twitter-logo-square This installment of DroidWars is all about the Twitter clients available in the Android Market. There are plenty to choose from and they’ve become so polished and feature rich that one could literally spend weeks testing out top contenders before claiming one as their own. I can’t say that I’ve really settled on one permanently; I use whatever I perceive to be the best at a given time and if I’m made aware of major improvements to an old favorite or of a promising up-and-comer, I’ll make a switch. That’s why I think this kind of post is useful. Maybe you’re unaware of Touiteur, or you haven’t heard about Twicca’s new widget. A quick browse through these pages will bring you up to speed on what I consider to be the cream of the crop.

One big change to the Android Twitter landscape that I expect within the next several months is the release of TweetDeck. Adobe’s AIR is apparently coming to Android by mid-year, and TweetDeck uses that technology on the desktop. While I don’t know for sure that Adobe’s announcement wil herald the countdown for TweetDeck (perhaps the Android version won’t need AIR), I do know that the TD team has an eventual launch in mind. When TweetDeck for Android does drop, everything will change…at least for me.

But enough of the daydreaming. We have a load of solid Twitter apps in the Android Market right now. Let’s get to them…

First App: Twicca

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