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BBC News launches Android tablet app

The BBC has launched its global news app on Android tablet devices.

This follows the success of the BBC News app for Android smartphones, which has been downloaded over three million times globally since launching last year. The updated app gives an optimised experience for larger tablets, on devices running Android’s Honeycomb 3.0 operating system and above. Smaller 7.1-inch tablets will continue to receive the smartphone app, the BBC said. 

The BBC News app on Android tablets delivers global news, business, politics, health, education, science and environment, technology and entertainment stories, as well as correspondent features and analysis. 

According to the BBC, in an average week, the BBC News sites and apps are visited by around 9.7 million users worldwide on mobile and tablet devices, representing about 26% of the total visits to BBC News sites.