From climate change to mobile security, psychology to astronomy, TED talks cover some of the most important, interesting, and amazing topics from leaders of science and technology. TED is, in short, a collection of discussions from the height of human intelligence and thought. Now, more than 1200 TED talks are available on your phone or tablet. This is amazing.

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The design of the app is clean and straightforward. It sticks pretty closely to Android's style guide and is therefore very good looking and, more importantly, familiar. The app is functional and gives the user plenty of ways to both discover new talks to listen to as well as find a specific talk.

The design of the app is secondary, though. What it represents is truly amazing. The last few decades have been a globe-spanning storm of innovation and technological advancement. The past several years have seen that innovation reach a new level as the wealth of information that's available is made available in a pocketable form. If all that work was done so you can look up who that one guy in that show was, though, it's quite literally trivial.

Things like TED, though, are the reason the internet was first formed: The free exchange of big ideas and information from the most educated sources around the world. TED isn't the only place that big ideas like this are shared, but it's a fantastic and growing source with talks that have been viewed on the full site over 500 million times.

We can't recommend downloading this app enough. Grab it from the widget below.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • Jaymoon

    About. Time.

    The 3rd party Ted apps just didn't cut it (when they worked).

  • Germian

    MAN, effing finally!

  • http://cramitman.com Justin Cram

    didn't run on my Motorola DroidRazr. =( but.... =) works completely amazing on my HP touchpad with CyanogenMod7..

  • http://cramitman.com Justin Cram

    what's the best third party for Ted talk that's it there.

  • http://cramitman.com Justin Cram

    what's the best third party android app for Ted talk that's available out there. this one isn't working

  • http://dx3.psychopyko.com pyko

    A good third party TED app that i've been using so far is: TED Air (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.ogqcorp.tpa&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5vZ3Fjb3JwLnRwYSJd)

    Free, and lets you stream or download to phone.

  • jordan

    LOVE when apps stick to the design guidelines!

  • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

    Impressive, and they took the time to make it follow the Android design guidelines.

  • Widget21

    I've been waiting for this app for quite while now...Ted Air did the job but this app seems smoother, simpler and runs without any hitches or lags...well done, TED!

  • Leif

    Great app and lovely design. Also on a tablet it looks just great and is intuitive to use. All those new apps show which big step ICS was for Android, especially on tablets.

  • sriracha

    it's apps like this that should come bundled from OEMs, not Blockbuster or some sportscast app. maybe manufactures will take a cue (someday) to improve the general populace's intelligence, rather than stifle it.

  • slurms mckenzie

    one questioin who the fuck is TED?

    and no i did not read the article

  • http://gadgetstip.com/ aatif

    I love ted talks and this will be really helpful .