The green man has finally got BBC News on tabs.
The BBC announced the launch of the BBC News app for Android tablet today, after it hit iPad’s last year.
This latest version gives an optimised experience for larger tablets – on devices running Google Android’s Honeycomb 3.0 OS and above.
Smaller 7.1-inch tablets will continue to receive the smartphone app, the broadcaster confirmed today.
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The free app delivers global news, business, politics, health, education, science and environment, technology and entertainment stories, as well as features and analysis.
The BBC is the number one International News site across Asia-Pacific and and is one of the fastest growing online news providers in the US.
Key features of the app on Android include:
· Simple design with easy scrolling for efficient browsing in landscape and portrait
· Post stories to social networks, or share via email and SMS
· Watch or listen to the latest news headlines
· On Demand video within stories, in both 3G and wi-fi.
· Listen live to BBC World Service radio
· Personalize your home screen by adding and removing sections
· Set text size to suit your preferences
“We’re committed to bringing the depth of BBC News’ journalism to users wherever and whenever they choose to consume it and we’re so pleased to be able to make content available on an even broader range of devices,” said James Montgomery, Controller of Digital and Technology, BBC Global News.
In an average week, the BBCNews.com sites and apps are visited by around 9.7m users globally on mobile and tabs.
The BBC News app for Android smartphones has been downloaded more than three million times globally since launching last year.
The app is available to download now from Android Market.