CNN Launches New Android 3.0 Honeycomb News App

By Tina Chubb - Feb 25, 2011

We’ve got some great news now for those of you that have just purchased the Motorola Xoom tablet running Google’s Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system, as CNN has just launched its brand new application, which has been designed exclusively for Honeycomb tablets.

According to a recent article by Kayla Adams over on the gizmocrunch.com website, the CNN for Android news app – which is currently free to download from the Android Market – provides users with live video broadcasts, as well as pre-recorded news.

The CNN for Android app is also available as a widget for your homescreen, which is a feature that isn’t included in the iPad version. If users are interested in reading the full details of a news article, they just have to click the story and launch the application.

As Kelly from intomobile.com recently reported, the news stories are presented in a variety of views including a broadsheet view that features left-rail navigation and a grid-based view that displays several stories at once. The app features both images and video of breaking news stories.

The application is also the very first tablet PC app to use CNN’s iReport feature, which enables users to read community-generated news articles. It also allows users to contribute to the news, by uploading video and images to the CNN iReport website.

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