Last week at the annual IFA conference in Berlin, Germany, the folks from Samsung showed off and announced a new Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition tablet. Along with improved specs and a decent slate, a few eagle eyed viewers found a surprise. What was that? An official Twitter tablet-optimized app. Something that should have been released 2-3 years ago.

We’re huge fans of Twitter here (follow us at @Androids) but we’ve been waiting far too long for an official app that worked as expected for tablets. I mean this is Twitter, and Android is the number one mobile OS in the world. You’d think if they block 3rd party developers from building apps, they’d at least make a good one themselves.

At first reports of a mock-up started swirling, but this weekend the German site AndroidNext got their hands on the actual APK. Available below is the official tablet-optimized Twitter app for Android. Don’t get too excited though, because it still needs some work, but we’ll take what we can get.

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Initial reports are stating this will install over the original version, not a standalone tablet app. Then, it appears to work best with 10-inch slates, and our Nexus 7 isn’t 100% perfect, but certainly better than what we had before. Which was nothing. So, get excited because it looks like a realistic option for tablets is finally coming soon from Twitter. Grab it below and enjoy.

Download: Twitter App
VIA: AndroidPolice