I’ll readily admit that I switch Twitter clients like a baby changes diapers and I’ve eyed Carbon for Android ever since I saw a promo video back in March. It’s been a long time in development and thanks to a Google+ post from yesterday, we’re looking not only at a July 22nd submission to the Google Play store, but a free app. That’s right, the next great Twitter app for Android will release ad-free, as a premium app with a free price tag in Google Play.
Why go free you ask? Well, there is a good reason for that as the developers are out of United Arab Emirates and since Google doesn’t allow paid apps from that country, the developers are releasing it as a premium free app anyway.
Says developer Dots & Lines:
So, we finally decided to make it a free app. Yep, a premium free app. No Ads (we believe that Ads cripple the experience no matter how efficiently done, it’s just wrong on an app that users use all day long). Going free, doesn’t mean watering the app down, but a mean to get the app that we’ve been working on for a long time, designs that went through endless iterations and tweaking to be experienced out there by our eager friends who’ve been waiting for months.
Furthermore, Dots & Lines says the July 22nd expected submission won’t be a beta test either, this will be a full-blown version 1 build. If this is even half as good as Carbon for webOS, we’re all going to picking this one up.