TwitterTwitter announced on Thursday it is updating its Android app with optimizations for tablets. Unfortunately, the new version will first be available on Samsung tablets, starting Thursday with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1-2014 Edition, and it will only come to other Android tablets by the end of the year. In the new landscape view, a single tap lets you expand tweets on the right side to show photos, videos, and article previews. A second tap shows you photos, lets you play videos, and displays text from the Web in fullscreen mode. Twitter also worked with Samsung to build out some new features, and the exclusivity was likely part of the deal. Samsung helped Twitter add a multi-screen view, a new widget, and a canvas for creating illustrations. The new multi-screen view lets you run Twitter and another app at the same time. You can read tweets while browsing the Web, streaming music and videos, or just fiddling around with whatever else is on your Android tablet.

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