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Tumblr Update Adds Tags and Blogs Search Function

Authored by: Kris Carlon — Jul 10, 2013

Tumblr has just released an update for Android (and iOS), so what can you expect to see? Well, for starters, images are loading quicker and the UI seems a bit smoother and simpler. And now it's even easier to follow what you like.

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Tumblr's new Dashboard and tags and blogs search functions. / © AndroidPIT

The update brings new search functionality for tags and blogs (and the ability to explore trending tags and blogs) as well as follow recommended blogs in line with the tags for which you search. Did I mention tags and blogs?

The limitations are still there though: only posting one picture at a time, no picture collage option etc. Users in the Play Store are still complaining about the ongoing problems with GIFs not displaying. When I tried it out myself I didn't have any problems, but I guess not all the bugs are gone.

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GIFs are working (for some) in the update, which also has nice new share tiles. / © AndroidPIT

As always, you can post anything (links, chats, quotes) and share photos, video, music, text and so on through all the usual channels like social networks, email and Bluetooth. There are also some improved controls for queuing and customizing tweets, not to mention a nice widget for posting from your home screen.

While a bunch of bugs seemed to have been fixed, there's still a few left to get booted in the next update, however, this is a pretty nice version.

What do you think of the new update? Did you like the old one more or are you happy with this release?

Via: Engadget Source: Tumblr

Kris Carlon comes to the AndroidPIT Editorial Team via a lengthy period spent traveling and relying on technology to keep him in touch with the outside world. He joined the Android community while resurfacing in civilization back in 2010 and has never looked back, using technology to replace his actual presence in other people's lives ever since. He can usually be found juggling three phones at once and poring over G+ posts, Reddit and RSS feeds.

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  • Kris Carlon
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    Jul 10, 2013 Link to comment

    Yeah, I'm loving the simplicity. I avoided the last updates due to all the bug problems but this has been working perfectly for me so far!

  • James Robinson Jul 10, 2013 Link to comment

    I think the new release looks good, not surprised they have better search options now that they are owned by Yahoo. I say good job to their mobile team!