17
Jul
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Since you're reading Android Police, we know you've already got all your Android news covered. But hey, we know there are other gadgets out there! For that, the Verge is a pretty great source of information. For the (very few) uninitiated, the Verge is a gadget blog founded by former Editor-in-Chief of Engadget Joshua Topolsky. For broad gadget news of the industry at large, there are few publications that are better.

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The app looks pretty great on a phone, though the tablet layout is non-existent. The app even locks to portrait mode, which isn't a big deal for all you new and future Nexus 7 owners, but for virtually every other Android tablet in existence, it's a little annoying. It's an initial release, so we'll give it a pass, but hopefully the app will get updated with a more tablet-friendly UI in the near future. After all, reading news, watching videos and looking at photos is something tablets are great at and the Verge is all about that. It seems like a match made in heaven.

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.

  • John

    Awesome. Love TheVerge.

    RSS is still > * but still cool they came out with an app.

  • John

    Awesome. Love TheVerge.

    RSS is still > * but still cool they came out with an app.

  • ProductFRED

    FINALLY! They're 10x better than Engadget with their articles.

  • ProductFRED

    FINALLY! They're 10x better than Engadget with their articles.

  • http://www.ScienceProUSA.com SciencePro

    Josh posted in the forums that iPad and Android tablet versions are coming later. As it is, they did a great job on the phone app. Just wish there was some sideways-swiping like many modern Android apps have.

  • Mark

    I'm really disappointed with the fact there isn't more "Holo" inspiration. They really took the lazy way out. Comparing it to the iOS version you can clearly see ours is a ported version with a few changes.

    No thanks, I'll pass on this.

    • Arsalan Afzal

      I mean there is holo inspiration, as well as of their own ingenuity. You can see the top bar clearly complies with holo as well as the bottom bar on the first screenshot.

    • Arsalan Afzal

      I mean there is holo inspiration, as well as of their own ingenuity. You can see the top bar clearly complies with holo as well as the bottom bar on the first screenshot.

    • hot_spare

      I am sure many people already know this, but I will post it again:

      http://www.holoeverywhere.com/

      A great site dedicated for holo applications and how apps should be designed in Android..

  • Mark

    I'm really disappointed with the fact there isn't more "Holo" inspiration. They really took the lazy way out. Comparing it to the iOS version you can clearly see ours is a ported version with a few changes.

    No thanks, I'll pass on this.

  • fixxmyhead

    meh. i have never even visited the site. i only check out AP and like one other one thats it.

  • fixxmyhead

    meh. i have never even visited the site. i only check out AP and like one other one thats it.

  • xmichaelx

    I like the Verge, but can't for the life of me understand why I'd want an app for any of the 2 dozen websites I frequent. Few things in life are more annoying than EVERY FREAKING SITE asking me to download an app when I visit their website (yes, my life is pretty easy).

    Code your site well and no app is necessary (unless you're accessing some other capability of my phone like GPS, which 99% of websites don't need).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

    No thanks, I'm going to wait for the Android Police app. (Whenever they want to finish it; I know they've been working on one)

    • fixxmyhead

      cool. have they really been working on one? if so get to it artem

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Yeah, but development has been... slow. And it started way before ICS, so there's no Holo.

        • fixxmyhead

          damn, stop lagging it bro come on give us something. i dont mind the mobile version but an app would make it easier

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            I think you'll be pleasantly surprised in a couple of months - it'll be better than any app.

          • fixxmyhead

            thanks

  • Tyler Chappell

    Wait, so what is the difference between this one and the one I already had downloaded and installed that used the smaller, green Verge icon for the app? Both are by Vox Media, though this one seems to have a slightly better interface.

  • Daniel McDermott

    I love The Verge, but I need a tablet app for my Prime, so I will sit this one out. My morning ritual is to wake up every morning and click the recent articles button and spend an hour digesting all the latest tech news. I love their coverage, even if I don't always agree with some of their review opinions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angel-Hernandez/1404427127 Angel Hernandez

    You know what's sad? Is that the Verge has been around what a year? And Gizmodo and Lifehacker STILL don't have apps for iOS and Android so sad...But I love The Verge Their reviews are some of the best that I have read.

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