BBC News App Available On Android

16 June 2011, Singapore – Now Android (Version 1.6 and above) mobile users will be able to access BBC’s global news and information, as well as correspondent features and analysis with the BBC News App.  

Key features of the app include

  • Simple design with easy scrolling for efficient browsing
  • Watch or listen to the latest news headlines
  • Listen live to BBC World Service radio
  • Personalise your home screen by adding and removing sections
  • Set text size to suit your preferences
  • A choice to automatically update content in the background

The app’s video experience is accessible over wifi and 3G connections.

This same application has been available to iPhone and iPad users since April 2010 of which there has been over 3 million downloads outside of UK.

Commented Chris Davies, Commercial Director for at BBC Worldwide: “The BBC has been making its News content available on mobile devices for over nine years now and it’s great to continue that journey by offering enhanced app experiences. Giving the millions of loyal BBC News fans access to our free app in the Android market place has been a big priority for us and I’m thrilled that even more people will now have access to high-quality, impartial and trusted news from right around the globe in the palm of their hands.”


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