While some are speculating that Twitter will partner with a phone manufacturer or simply buy an Android Twitter app (like Touiteur, TweetCaster or Seesmic), Twitter may once again disrupt the developer community and have Google build them an Android app instead.
Unlike the iPhone and Blackberry, the Android OS is much more fractured than its rivals, as there are currently 3 versions of Android in the wild upon almost 3 dozen different phones from over a dozen manufacturers.
Partnering with Google to create an official Android app could be the easiest path to insuring compatibility across all Android devices, as well as avoid the massive headaches when it comes to support.
Regardless of the path Twitter chooses, it will be interesting to see how developers react to Twitter launching an official app, and whether it will force developers to innovate beyond or die (or rather their Android apps that is).
Author: Darnell Clayton
Darnell Clayton is a geek who discovered blogging long before he heard of the word “blog” (he called them “web journals” then).
When he is not tweeting, friendfeeding, or blogging about space, he enjoys running, reading and describing himself in third person.