Android tablet owners rejoice as BBC News app launches

By Posted 27 Jan 2012, 16:45

Here is some exciting news for those Android tablet owners who felt they were being left out when it came to finding out all the latest news and goings on in the world, as a new BBC News app has finally been launched designed specifically for those devices.

To begin with the app was only available on Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices before it eventually rolled out across Android smartphones, which is reported to have been downloaded on the Google platform devices over 3 million times since. As of today however it will be made available to Android tablets also, the owners of which can now take advantage of the app’s service.

Unfortunately there are some limitations which are the app only works on tablets that have a display of 7.1” or more and are running Android Honeycomb, meaning those running older versions like Gingerbread will still miss out. For those that are able to use it and are interested in doing so, the app has been optimized for the larger screens, as you may have guessed and is easily customizable, allowing users to access to several on-demand videos as well as offering the option to specify the content that they are interested in separating it from the rest.

The BBC has also announced they are working on an international version of the app meaning our friends over in the US will soon be able to catch up with the news of the world via the BBC also. At the end of last year the BBC began rolling out their BBC iPlayer app across Android smartphones and the iPhone, which had previously only been available on the iPad. Will you be using the BBC News app on your Android tablet?