The Android platform finally gets the BBC news app just like the iOS version and it’s free! Users can now get the latest and breaking news from the BBC and their global network of journalists.
Stories are arranged in categories including top stories, UK, world, politics, business, technology, health, entertainment & arts and sport.
The app offers stories and video, and you can personalise the homescreen by adding and removing news categories to suit your interests.
• 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 personalise 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
• Full range of News categories: Top stories, World, UK, Sport, Technology, Entertainment & Arts, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Business, Politics, Health, Education, Science & Environment, Features & analysis, Also in the news
Video of the app posted by BBC news themselves.