July 6, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Say goodbye to Android’s first usable Twitter client, say hello to Android’s next usable Twitter client. Popular app Twidroid has been acquired by TweetUp and renamed in order to minimize “confusion with products from Lucas Films, trademark owner of the term ‘droid.’”
Twidroid, uh… Twidroyd is on “millions of upcoming expected to be preloaded on millions of upcoming phones according to the announcement. That’s something that the app’s creator suggested it wanted to do last year. It remains to be seen how this acquisition will change Twidroid other than giving it a fancy new name. TweetUp is a company built around paid search results and promotion, so we can at least expect search results to now include promoted tweets in TweetUp.
Keep an eye on your favorite Twitter app and see how things turn out. If you’re unhappy with the change, there are options out there.