BBC and Wall Street Journal to major players in the journalism field launched their own official applications for Android. Both apps are available on Android market to download and both are free.
BBC News application lets you read stories and watch videos with a tap of a finger, here are the features of this app:
• 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
The Wall Street Journal Mobile access from The Wall Street Journal with global news coverage, in-depth analysis, real time quotes, and get updated with latest news from Business, Tech, Life and Culture and more.