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BBC Sport app brings live Formula 1 Android phones and 7-inch tablets

BBC Sport has launched a dedicated app for sports fans with Android phones and tablets.

Breaking news stories and features will be the bread and butter of the app, but you’ll also be able to watch live video footage of matches, games and races on the go. Football fans will be able to get statistical breakdowns on possession, shots, corners and fouls and Formula 1 petrolheads will be able to follow live races from their phones.

Streaming video works on both 3G and WiFi, so wherever you are you’ll likely be able to get your live sports fix.

BBC Sport app brings live Formula 1 Android phones and 7-inch tablets
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The new app, free to download from Google Play now, has been designed to work on the majority of Android devices out there and is compatible with phones running on software as old as Android 2.2 Froyo.

As well as this there’s support for devices with bigger screens, but only tablets with 7-inch panels, like the popular Asus Nexus 7, are catered for at the moment.

Whichever device you’ve got, you’ll have to have the separate BBC Media Player app installed – this is available as a free download from Google Play. The BBC Media Player app is a piece of software that powers streaming video on the BBC’s Android apps – you’ll need it installed if you want to stream video on BBC iPlayer for Android too.

Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD owners won’t be able to download this right away, but we understand that BBC Sport is coming to the Amazon Appstore soon.

The BBC is also working on updates that will let you customise the app so that you only get updates about your favourite football team and customise the layout of the app with quick links. 

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