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Al Jazeera has just released its official English news app designed especially for tablets on the Play Store, and it comes equipped with an absolute boatload of features (are you listening, CNN?). The new app includes access to video clips, free 24 hour live audio and video broadcast streaming, breaking news alerts, a dedicated gallery mode, search function, preloading of articles for offline reading, weather information, and the ability to save stories for later viewing.

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Basically, it's what a news outlet app should be. It looks to be a high-quality, well-designed app, and if you're looking for an alternative English news source, it's definitely worth checking out. It does look like a port of the network's iPad app (so the aspect ratio feels a bit off on my Nexus 7), but it performs well and does everything it says on the box. Head to the Play Store to get it now.

David Ruddock
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  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.millhouse.3 Joseph Millhouse

    So the Muslim version of Fox news? No thanks

    • silaslenz

      Al jazeera (at least the English one) is actually quite awesome. Up there with BBC or probably even better if you ask me. It's not overly biased, and I would actually trust it more than many of my local Swedish news sources.

      • Göran Sävström

        Don't know if it is a coincidence, but I am also Swedish (ok, I am just assuming you're Swedish because of your comment on Swedish news sourced) and I thought more or less exactly the same...

    • http://twitter.com/willdelaney Will Delaney

      Ah, ignorance.

      Always good to comment about things that you have no real knowledge of just for the sake of showing others that you are an idiot.

    • http://twitter.com/Mo3tasm Mo3tasm

      well, i'm Syrian -living now in Egypt because of that criminal pictured above- and i have to say that both the US and Aljazeera is standing with the Syrian people, which is something we really appreciate. also i don't see anything "Muslim" about the app or the channel itself, every news agency has it's policies, and that's quite normal.

      • sgtguthrie

        Good luck with your revolution :-)

        • http://twitter.com/Mo3tasm Mo3tasm

          Thank you.. but you know, it becomes something really bigger than a local revolution.. something like a cold world war, but only my people got killed...

          • sgtguthrie

            I know, and quite frankly I'm not sure the correct way forward either. I wish you and yours the best...

    • Weston

      You are an idiot

  • sgtguthrie

    I will definitely pass on this Anti-American Propaganda Pusher! Yes, that's how I really feel...

    • http://twitter.com/Pragmadox Mark Cooper

      "Anti-American Propaganda Pusher"? It's not a Fox News app.

      • sgtguthrie

        That's funny... But it's hard to overlook some of Al Jazeera's past choices. Like airing the beheading of U.S. Soldiers. You can't compare that to FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, or CNN. Nice try...

        • http://twitter.com/Pragmadox Mark Cooper

          The froth is strong with this one

        • http://twitter.com/Pragmadox Mark Cooper
          • sgtguthrie

            Funny, this is one of the sources from the BLOG you tried to use to refute my claims, and in this source it even claims that Al Jazeera ran the whole video of the Johnson beheading, and that Al Jazeera gives a large amount of airtime to the perspective of terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda! Next time you want to try to sharp shoot someone's facts, you may want to find something a little more reputable than a WordPress BLOG ;-)
            http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A24987-2004Jul3.html

          • http://twitter.com/Pragmadox Mark Cooper

            Nice reply with a "Commentary" link that still doesn't support your bogus claim. Your idea of anti-American is any objective reporting that lacks a sugar coating of Pollyanna for the USA. I personally want to hear every criticism of my country whether it's exemplary or embarrassing

          • sgtguthrie

            No, I want to see all sides, including and especially the corruption within my own government! Don't act like you know me for a second! I just find Al Jazeera's history of sympathizing with and legitimizing terrorists disgusting! I also find it disgusting that they showed my brothers in arms getting beheaded, and don't for a SECOND try to say they didn't show it! I saw the videos with the Al Jazeera symbol on the screen! Maybe you're too young to have first hand knowledge, but I was serving overseas when I happened!

            Regardless of what kind of programming, commentary, "news", etc they show now, I know what they showed back then and it was disgusting and deplorable!

            So insult me all you want, post links to blogs, community based sites, etc. The FACTS remains that Al Jazeera has a questionable past...

          • Guest

            Fuck your fake fraternity. You deserve no more attention than anyone else. You saw a stamp on a video. Great evidence. It must have been them. I saw Fox News stamped all over videos of the towers crumbling. Fox must have been behind the whole thing. You confirmed their guilt over an emotionally charged issue. Some so called terrorist groups may actually be a political movement with different ideas than those of the master's that pull your strings and point you to shoot. There are amazing documentaries out there that show your "brothers" getting their heads blown off and they're nominated for Academy Awards? Is 'Restrepo" now a terrorist production according to you? I will trust Al Jazeera, Der Spiegel or BBC before I trust any corrupt jingoist American media outlet

          • sgtguthrie

            There you go making assumptions again. I didn't just see a "clip on Fox news", it was all over the Internet and there was no denying it was on Al Jazeera.

            II see now that I'm debating with a terrorist sympathizer right now, so of course you'll side with Al Jazeera!

            Restrepo was a good documentary, only a total MORON would equate that with what videos of people getting their heads chopped off by the scum of the world!

            That's about all I have to say to a piece of shit like you...

          • Guest

            Terrorist sympathizer: One who isn't 'just following orders'.

            Hmm... sounds frighteningly familiar

          • sgtguthrie

            Okay, one last comment to enlighten you seeing you appear to serve nothing but yourself. You seem to think the US Military is "Just following orders". When you enlist, you take an oath to "support and defend the CONSTITUTION...and obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me in accordance with the Uniform Code of Military Justice.(UCMJ)" In the UCMJ it states that it is every Soldier's duty to determine whether an order is lawful or not prior to executing that order. If it's unlawful, they have a DUTY to DISOBEY that order! Every Soldier is taught this in basic training even! "Just following orders" is only something a moron says we do! Every Soldier, even down to the lowest private is trained to think, not just execute! You think you're so smart... You're a fool!

            That is all, have a great day everyone :-)

          • Guest

            Typical response from a brainwashed pawn. You would have fit in perfectly at Nuremberg

          • sgtguthrie

            At least you've shown your true colors. Now you can come on out of your mom's basement and grow up you libtard fool ;-)

          • Weston

            Pathetic dumb ass twat

          • Weston

            Pathetic dumb ass

          • Weston

            Liar

          • Weston

            Wrong again dumb ass

          • http://twitter.com/Pragmadox Mark Cooper
          • sgtguthrie

            Anyone can submit information to Wikipedia, so that is only slightly more reliable than a blog. . .

    • OmarioAmriky

      Seriously? This tired claim again? I bet you believe we are the leaders of the free world and the example of democracy too, eh?

      • sgtguthrie

        Actually, the United States is a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy. Try learning a little history before it repeats itself...

        • OmarioAmriky

          Hmm... maybe you should learn some terminology. The formal system of government used in the United States is, as you stated, a Constitutional Republic and yet we are also a Democracy, albeit a shitty one. Reference the 2011 Democracy Index. In fact we are classified as a Full Democracy.
          Search all your claims thoroughly before blindly discounting others'. You can start by watching Al Jazeera.

          • sgtguthrie

            I've seen that report from the EIU (a private company) and I don't care what their 2011 study says. Democracy is simple majority rules. We on the other hand are bound by the constitution. Hence, a Constitutional Republic. "...and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands...". Sound familiar? Maybe not, as they don't make you say it in school any more, but it's from the pledge of allegiance. It says republic, not democracy. I would also point you to the federalist papers that help to explain the constitution.

          • OmarioAmriky

            You didn't read my comment thoroughly. I acknowledged that the United States is a Constitutional Republic. At the same time it is a Presidential Republic Democracy. The majority DOES rule in the United States only indirectly; a "Representative Democracy." The Constitution is subject to the Majority's rule hence the 27 Amendments.

            Example: There was a time when the Majority of the United States decided to ban Alcohol. The Constitution obeyed the Majority with the 18th Amendment. Then the Majority decided to repeal Prohibition which, in a sense, is a violation of the Constitution. Who won? You guessed it: The Majority. Hence the 21st Amendment. The Constitution is a tool of the Majority, plain and simple.

            In short the ULTIMATE decision in the United State's government goes back to Majority. We are a Democracy by definition.

          • Weston

            Dumb ass dumb ass dumb ass.

    • Weston

      You are a pathetic dumb ass

  • M.Beg

    All i read was Taliban attack android

    • Weston

      Moron

  • jessie cagara

    ahh yes rejoice racists and xenophobes!
    A new reason to bash and show ignorance!

  • Dr_Abc

    wow, the Terrorist News Network is in English now, wow

    • Weston

      Ignorant twat.

  • Jim Bros

    FUCKKK why is the AL JAZEERA APP on my brand new ANDROID phone and tablet always stoppinG. IT'S FRICKING ANNOYING. Are they fucking asleep in Qatar or what!!! FIX YOUR DAMM APP AL JAZEERA!!!!!

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