Trillian was one of the first companies to make a multi-protocol chat client for PCs, supporting AOL, MSN, Yahoo, and other instant messaging services. Now Trillian also supports Mac, BlackBerry, and iPhone… and this week the company behind Trillian announced that a version for Google Android would be available soon.

The Android client will support Facebook Chat, Windows Live, Yahoo, AOL, ICQ, Google Talk, MySpaceIM, and Jabber/XMPP. Account information will be synchronized with your Trillian apps on desktop or other mobile devices. And you’ll receive IM notifications using the built in Android notification bar.

Trillian supports status messages, display names, and contact grouping and sorting. And there’s a tabbed interface for organizing your current chat sessions.

The Android app supports photo transfer, and should work with Android 1.6 and up.

There’s also a new version of Trillian for iOS that launched this week. The latest version is available from the App Store for $4.99, and it adds support for multitasking as well as high resolution graphics for thew new iPhone 4 retina display. There’s also support for multiple MSN sign-ins, and a number of bug fixes and speed improvements.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...