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BBC News app launches for Android tablets

BBC Worldwide has released a new version of it’s BBC News app, designed from the ground up for Android tablets.

For many people, checking the BBC News website on a smartphone is part of the morning routine, well now owners of tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Asus EeePad Transformer Prime.

In an announcement on the BBC Internet Blog Kate Milner, Mobile Product Manager confirmed the app’s availability for large tablet devices. Created by the BBC in-house team, the new version is designed for tablets running Android Honeycomb 3.0 and above. Tablets with screens 7-inches and smaller can continue to use the existing BBC News Android smartphone app.

The app can be used in landscape and portrait modes and can be personalised so you can see the news you are interested. On Demand video within stories, along with share options will be there on launch, with the live News Channel coming on a later release.

This Android tablet app joins the existing BBC News app for Android Smartphones and the Apple iOS app for the iPhone and iPad. According to the BBC, 9.7 million users visit the news websites and use the app every week, which equates to around 26% of the total users.

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Source: BBC Via: Pocket-Lint


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