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Meerkat for Android comes out of beta

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Meerkat for Android is now out of beta, bringing it up to parity with the iOS version.

The live streaming video app was launched back at the end of March for iOS, but it's only been available in beta form on Android.

Now Meerkat for Android has come out of beta, as signalled by a company tweet.

Like the iOS version, Meerkat for Android allows you to live stream video to all of your Twitter followers at once. Just press the 'Stream' button and a link to your live stream will appear in all your followers' Twitter feeds.

Unlike Periscope, all of Meerkat's broadcasts are live - there's no facility to watch back at a later date.

Speaking of Periscope, this latest move represents another twist in the bitter Meerkat vs Periscope saga. Despite being much better funded and staffed, there remains no Android version of the Twitter-owned Periscope app. It's been listed as 'coming soon' since April 1.

Of course, Meerkat launched ahead of Periscope, so it's perhaps natural that an Android version would be further along in development. Still, this will be a sweet victory for the Meerkat team.

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Infamously, Twitter cut Meerkat off from using its social graph with just two hours notice. This was because Twitter had quietly already purchased its own live streaming video app - the aforementioned Periscope - but had yet to launch it.

Meerkat is available now as a free download on the Google Play Store.

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