Android developers are starting to ramp up development of tablet-friendly versions of their apps to take advantage of the extra screen real estate and new menu options available in Android 3.0 Honeycomb. While there are still a relatively small number of apps designed specifically for Android tablets, it looks like the number is growing, and the developers of two popular social media clients for Android are getting in on the action.

This week Seesmic started showing off a new tablet version of its Twitter and Facebook client, while Twitter client Plume launched a public beta of a Honeycomb app.

The new version of Seesmic takes advantage of the new fragments component of Android 3.0 Honeycomb, breaking up the screen into three areas. You get a menu on the left, a timeline in the middle, and a detailed message view, complete with web pages or other media, on the right.

The new version of Plume has a new Android 3.0-optimized user interface, changes the URL shortener and image uploading services, and has a new dark theme option, among other changes. In order to try the new version of Plume you’ll have to uninstall any existing version of the app already on your device first.

Brad Linder

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

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