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Android phones get BBC News app. At last

Android phones get BBC News app. At last

The BBC News app has landed on Android at long last, the best part of a year after it hit iDevices.

The app which at last count had been downloaded some six million times by iPhone and iPad owners since it dropped back in July 2010, offers text news and video, plus the option to remove news cats from the handset’s homescreen to tailor the news to your interests.

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You also get sharing tools, the option to watch BBC News live via streaming, a news ticker for breaking news stories and the option to adjust the font size for easy reading.

Android phone owners running the 1.6 version of the software can get onboard with 99 per cent of its functions, including in-story video. But only those of you with a handset powered by Android 2.2, AKA Froyo, or higher, can take advantage of the video streaming function.

For the time being at least the app only supports smartphones and isn’t compatible with Android tablets.

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