Tweetdeck was shutting down, and Twitter would be retiring their original v1 API on May 7th, we learn that they've extended the date. For those confused, many original legacy Twitter clients like the super popular Tweetdeck all run on v1, and once it's retired they'll no longer work. Twitter confirmed today they've delayed the retirement date.
Twitter regarding the highly popular Android, iOS, and desktop client TweetDeck. After acquiring the company in 2011 and basically letting the Android app go completely neglected, Twitter today confirmed they'll be killing the awesome app all together. They'll remove it from the Play Store, deactivate Facebook integration, and soon remove its access completely.
TweetDeck beta 1.0.6 for Android has been released, for those at the very cutting edge of mobile social networking. The new release sees the friend database code rewritten for boosted performance, Facebook photos changing automatically within the app when a user's profile is updated, and the ability to see full-sized profile pictures within the app. Meanwhile there's also a shift to Foursquare's v2.0 API, which should mean less data used in the process, and various fixes including how dates are formatted. You can download the APK file directly here.
build 1.0.3 of TweetDeck last week when it was released as a test build. For those holding off for an official release, your time has come. Bringing in many new features, some of the most notable are the new landscape UI, Twitpic integration, and bit.ly URL shortening.
releasing some interesting statistics, TweetDeck for Android is now available. The release version is highly refined and is arguably one of the best looking, and performing Twitter clients on the Android platform.