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Last Updated: July 24th, 2011

The New York Times has recently released an application for Android, and it looks great!

Appearing on the Android Market following releases on both the iPhone and WebOS platforms, the NYT application looks extremely similar to its iPhone counterpart. You can access news from an abundance of sections via a drop down menu, similar to how you’d pull down the notification bar.

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The interface is extremely simple, and easy to navigate. You can select from a list of articles within each section, and view not only the article, but also any media associated with the article as well, such as photos and videos.

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Other features include the ability to change the size of the text (you can choose between Small, Medium, Large and Huge) and share the article that you’re currently reading, be it on Facebook, Twitter or by SMS.

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If you’re a fan of widgets, the you’re in luck, as the app packs a pretty decent one. I’m excited to see that more and more developers are including widgets with their apps off the bat rather than throwing it in as an after thought.

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I was glad to see that the developers of the New York Times application didn’t leave any key features out of the Android version, as is so often the case with apps being ported from other platforms such as the iPhone. You can download the app for free from the Market, or scan the QR code below.

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John Thompson
John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.

  • ruperto17

    How do you get the 3D app launcher shown on the screenshot?? that looks sweet!

  • Dr. Frank O. Clark

    I just digitally subscribed to the NY Times and downloaded their Android AP onto my Nexus S phone. I was rather surprised to find a very large advertising bar on the bottom of the AP that I could not figure out how to eliminate. I removed the AP and cancelled my subscription (advertising bar disappeared). What gives? I am not willing to give up such a huge fraction of my screen for a paid subscription AP. Does anyone have a solution for this??