With Google Hangouts almost unusable at this point and Allo nowhere near ready for primetime, Ausdroid runs on Telegram for our messaging. We love it, and we’re also loving a new client for Android called Telegram X which is now available in Google Play.
Telegram X both an app for Android which was built using the Telegram Database Library (TDLib) which they’ve launched today to encourage third-party developers, and it’s a way to ‘reinvent Telegram and explore new frontiers in speed, ease of use, quality of animations and all other aspects.’
The Telegram X for Android is essentially at feature parity with the main Telegram client, something that took the developers a year to achieve – though they’ve also baked in a bunch of new, cool experimental features. The Telegram X features aren’t all guaranteed to make it into the main client, but they may.
Some of the neat features include a night mode (long overdue Telegram), and it’s also faster and has some very nice animations. There’s also an option to long-press a conversation to get a preview.
We’ve been trialling Telegram X for Android out here for a few days and it’s pretty good, though there are issues with notifications. Telegram has said that ‘Big updates are coming next week’, so we hope that will resolve some niggling issues we have.
If you want to check it out you can jump over to Google Play now.