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Twitter’s new ‘Happening now’ section highlights tweets about important sports games and events

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Twitter is a great place to find out about stuff that's going on right now. In fact, it's often the first place to get news about certain things, as information spreads through the platform incredibly quickly. Understandably, Twitter wants to leverage its position as a place for first-hand topical content, and its latest attempt to do so is a new feature called 'Happening now.'

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Twitter's new 'Happening now' section highlights tweets about important sports games and events was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Twitter is testing a new 280 character limit, allowing crazies to ramble on for twice as long

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

One of the biggest complaints and simultaneous strengths of Twitter is the platform's forced brevity. Whatever you want to say, you only have 140 characters in which to say it. That restriction makes you seriously sit and think about the content of your message. Like it or hate it, now Twitter is testing a larger 280 character limit with a small select group. 

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Twitter is testing a new 280 character limit, allowing crazies to ramble on for twice as long was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: APK Download] Twitter Lite arrives in the Play Store, but only for the Philippines

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Twitter Lite was released in March as a Progressive Web App. Not only was it a significant upgrade over the previous mobile Twitter site, but it included had almost all the functionality of the native app (including push notifications). In fact, it earned a spot in our best Twitter clients list a few months ago.

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[Update: APK Download] Twitter Lite arrives in the Play Store, but only for the Philippines was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Twitter Lite arrives in the Play Store, but only for the Philippines

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Twitter Lite was released in March as a Progressive Web App. Not only was it a significant upgrade over the previous mobile Twitter site, but it included had almost all the functionality of the native app (including push notifications). In fact, it earned a spot in our best Twitter clients list a few months ago.

Now it looks like Twitter has packaged the web app into an Android application and published it on the Play Store.

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Twitter Lite arrives in the Play Store, but only for the Philippines was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Verizon PR exec tweets incredibly insensitive post-hurricane message targeting T-Mobile, deletes it after outrage

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

When you think of cheeky executives in the mobile communication business, your mind probably goes to T-Mobile's John Legere. Whether you love Legere's antics or not, it's hard to deny that he's turned T-Mobile around and made it into a major player. A recent tweet from Verizon executive Jeffrey Nelson shows that he wants a piece of the action; unfortunately, he chose to be brash towards T-Mobile (and other carriers) in the worst possible way at the worst possible time.

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Verizon PR exec tweets incredibly insensitive post-hurricane message targeting T-Mobile, deletes it after outrage was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Last day to enter] Giveaway: Android Police and Nvidia are giving away a SHIELD Pro to celebrate half a million Twitter followers

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Everyone is pretty excited over here at Android Police, and for good reason. We just hit a major milestone: over a half million followers on Twitter. To celebrate the occasion, we've teamed up with Nvidia to give one lucky reader a 2017 SHIELD Pro, as well as a $25 Google Play gift card and a handful of game codes. 

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[Update: Last day to enter] Giveaway: Android Police and Nvidia are giving away a SHIELD Pro to celebrate half a million Twitter followers was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Giveaway: Android Police and Nvidia are giving away a SHIELD Pro to celebrate half a million Twitter followers

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Everyone is pretty excited over here at Android Police, and for good reason. We just hit a major milestone: over a half million followers on Twitter. To celebrate the occasion, we've teamed up with Nvidia to give one lucky reader a 2017 SHIELD Pro, as well as a $25 Google Play gift card and a handful of game codes. 

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Giveaway: Android Police and Nvidia are giving away a SHIELD Pro to celebrate half a million Twitter followers was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Fenix 2 for Twitter is out of beta and available for $1.99

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

The original Fenix was one of the most popular Twitter clients on Android, but the developer ran into issues with Twitter's token limit. That was fixed eventually, but the developer had moved on to a complete rewrite of the app. Fenix 2 launched as a preview app back in May, and now it's finished. You can buy the new Fenix right now for $1.99 in the Play Store.

Fenix 2 has a fully customizable theme, multi-account support, improved conversation layouts, and more.

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Fenix 2 for Twitter is out of beta and available for $1.99 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Twitter beta redesigns the night mode toggle and QR barcode scanner

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

According to our frequent tipster Gurkanwal Singh, Twitter beta 7.12 has started showing a new night mode toggle and QR code icon. If you might remember, Twitter's night mode used to have a proper toggle in the side menu and the QR code display and scanner was hidden under the overflow menu when viewing your profile. The latter was really difficult to get to and nowhere regular users would guess.

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Twitter beta redesigns the night mode toggle and QR barcode scanner was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Falcon Pro updated to v1.6, with AMP link previews, new media features, and double tap to like [APK Download]

Monday, August 21st, 2017

If you don't like the official Twitter app you can be safe in the knowledge that you're not the only one. Thankfully there are numerous third-party clients that cater to the varying needs of Twitter's millions of users, and Falcon Pro 3 is has been a popular option, even though the last update was back in December 2016. The developer seems to be actively supporting it once again and it's just been updated to v1.6, bringing several notable changes.

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Falcon Pro updated to v1.6, with AMP link previews, new media features, and double tap to like [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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