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Trillian IM app for Android officially announced & coming soon

July 9, 2010 | by Robert Nelson

Android Apps

Trillian for Android

Cerulean Studios have recently taken to their blog and offered up some good news — a version of Trillian is coming to Android. And for those who may not be familiar with the Trillian name, its an all-in-one instant messaging application that allows the user to chat with friends on services to include Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, Facebook, AIM, Windows Live and more.

As of now a release date has not been announced. That said, there were a few screen shots offered up and they look to be nice. In terms of the initial release, that was noted as being “a few weeks away” and will be a beta. Here is what we can expect in terms of features;

  • Synchronize your contacts, avatars, status, accounts and more with your Trillian-enabled desktop or mobile apps
  • Contact list sorting, grouping, metacontacts support, privacy settings and various ways to organize
  • Set status, avatar and display name quickly in one simple screen
  • Tabbed chat windows with bubble view, photo transfer, buzz and emoticon support

Of course, the usual goodies that you would expect to find in an Android app will also be included such as the ability to receive updates while the app is running in the background as well as support for a wide variety of devices. Basically, Trillian will support devices running Android 1.6 or later.

And finally, the team over at Trillian also mentioned something that should make Android users happy;

We took special care and respect to design and build the user interface to smoothly integrate with Android – this is not just a clone from the iPhone!

[via Trillian Blogs]