Good news for Android news junkies. The official Android app of BBC news is now made available to all the users worldwide and is currently available for download. The BBC News app was released a few weeks back and was restricted to the UK users. BBC has always followed this policy of releasing their app first for UK users exclusively and then to other parts of the world. The same happened with their apps for iPhone & iPad too.
The look and feel of the Android app is pretty similar to the iOS version. It provides the latest in international news, business, politics, health, education, science and environment, technology and entertainment stories, as well as correspondent features and analysis. Full set of features listed below:
• Simple design with scroll functionality to enable efficient browsing
• Tap to reveal full-screen article and in-story video
• On a story page, swipe sideways to read the next story
• Sharing tools to post stories to a range of social networks, or email / SMS to a friend
• Latest and breaking news ticker
• An ‘Edit’ menu, allowing you to personalize the homescreen by adding and removing news categories to suit your preferences
• Live streaming of the BBC News channel for Android 2.2 devices running Flash
• Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background
• Font controls to increase or decrease the story text size to suit you
You might find it important to note that the app cannot be installed on the SD as yet, not a good thing really.