If you're the BBC News lovin' type, then your dream app has landed in the Android Market. You can choose from a variety of categories including Top Stories, UK, World, Politics, Business, Technology, Health, Entertainment and Arts, and Sports, which can be easily be organized to your liking on the main screen of the app.

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The app offers a simple, yet well-done UI. Simply tap on a story to read it, and swipe sideways to advance to the next story. You can share articles with a wide range of social networking sites, email, or SMS, as well as live stream the BBC News channel (Froyo or above devices running Flash only).

You can get BBC News free in the Android Market.

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  • Larry

    Um, this is only for the UK. The BBC News app for the rest of the world will be released at a later date, per the BBC.


  • mesmorino

    Ohhh snap, I've been waiting for this! Now I don't have to open the browser to read the news. Sweet.

  • Mesmorino

    Ohhh yes, I've been waiting for this! Now I don't have to open the browser to read the news. Sweet.

  • tobo

    For those (like me) who are not of the chosen few, use the sim.operator.numeric 23410 in ME.

  • Lariv

    It's quite a nice looking app and fairly smooth but no landscape mode, widget or ability to move to an sd card.

  • Al McDowall

    Any idea if it will store the news stories and images for off-line viewing?

    • Mesmorino

      News stories and images, yes. Videos, no. It says so in the help section of the app :)

      • Al McDowall

        Brilliant! Thanks Mesmorino :)