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.

The app was not found in the store. :-(