A couple of weeks ago the BBC released its first app designed specifically for Android phones, but there was one problem - it was for residents of the UK only. Fortunately, though, an app was released this morning that caters to the rest of the world.

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It looks and functions just like its UK counterpart, offering a nice, clean UI. You can easily share stories through various social mediums, email, and SMS, listen to BBC World Service radio live, watch videos, and personalize your home screen so you get only the news that your interested in as soon as you launch the app.

BBC New Worldwide is available in the Android Market for free.

Cameron Summerson
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  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    One of the best news apps out there from one of the top news agencies in the world. Fantastic.

  • Jacob

    Agreed. Very happy they FINALLY made it available to everyone. Here's to hoping they keep it a solid well made app.

  • erik gaudin

    Not compatible with asus transformer

    Seem to be "android phone" only....


    • Jacob

      Not for those of us without a tablet ;)

  • Wr3ck

    Now they just need to make the BBC iPlayer available worldwide too

  • Ch LL

    I think it's a bit rubbish really, considering the quality of the website. Both The Independent and al Jazeera have free apps for Android that are better. Where is the rotated landscape view? I uninstalled it after just 2 days.