The BBC News app has finally made its way to Android powered tablets and is available for download on the Android Market. The new app, as of now, is available only for UK users only.
According to reports, BBC Worldwide will soon roll out the international variant of the app, aimed at the news network’s global readers, however.
This move was taken by the company after the warm reception the app received when introduced to Android smartphones last year. The news app for Android smartphone has already registered over three million downloads worldwide, reflecting it’s immense popularity.
The BBC has revealed the new app was developed by the company’s in-house team. The application comes with an optimised experience for devices, running on Android 3.0 HoneyComb OS platform.
Tablets that have smaller displays (7.1 inch) will be fed the smartphone app only.
“Growing numbers of people are accessing BBC News on mobiles and tablets. In an average week, the BBC News sites and apps are visited by around 9.7m users worldwide on mobile and tablet devices. That represents about 26% of the total,” Kate Milner of BBC revealed.