Android users will be getting another useful option when it comes to instant messaging on their mobile phones as Cerulean Studios, the folks behind the popular IM client Trillian, has confirmed that they’re working to bring the popular app to the Android platform. You can bet many Android users out there have been waiting for it as the iPhone version has already been available for some time, and the BlackBerry version is already in beta. You’ll have to be slightly patient, though, as the first beta is still a few weeks away. Features, according to the official post, include:
- Connect to Facebook Chat, Windows Live, Yahoo!, AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP and MySpaceIM
- Synchronize your contacts, avatars, status, accounts and more with your Trillian-enabled desktop or mobile apps
- Get notified easily with Android notification system integration
- Contact list sorting, grouping, metacontacts support, privacy settings and various ways to organize
- Set status, avatar and display name quickly in one simple screen
- Tabbed chat windows with bubble view, photo transfer, buzz and emoticon support
- Support for Android phones as far back as version 1.6 – works with your good old T-Mobile G1 or the newest HTC Evo 4G or Motorola Droid!
- We took special care and respect to design and build the user interface to smoothly integrate with Android – this is not just a clone from the iPhone!