Trillian launched the beta version of its multiprotocol instant-messaging client for Android on Thursday. Trillian for Android brings many of the desktop program’s core features to Android 1.6 and above, including tabbed chats, emoticons, and support for a broad range of instant-messaging services.
Over the coming weeks we will be fixing bugs and crashes, working to heavily optimize speed and performance, and finalizing our ’service’ infrastructure to improve the reliability of background notifications.
Beta testers should expect a few bumps and crashes along the way as we begin our full test on all of the many possible Android devices! As with the BlackBerry edition, Trillian for Android is a time-limited beta and will expire between releases. You will need to be running the latest version at all times to stay connected. Stay tuned to our blog for future updates, and thanks for using Trillian.
The app will work with AIM, Facebook Chat, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, WLM, and MySpaceIM, and because it natively supports Android 1.6, it will work with the original Android handset G1. People with phones running more recent versions will receive better resolution graphics, according to the company. Current Trillian users will be able to automatically load their accounts on the phone using Trillian’s Astra syncing service.
Overall Trillian beta seems to get the job done. If you’re logged into Trillian but the app isn’t open, a notification will pop up in the Android status bar when a new message comes in. When you’re in the chat window you can see tabs at the top of the screen with a list of current chats, allowing you to easily flip between conversations.
Trillian for Android is ready for public beta testing! Learn more about this exciting new release of Trillian and grab your early beta copy here.