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CNN launches app for Android phones

MUMBAI: CNN has launched its CNN App for Android phones, available for free on Android globally.


The CNN App gives users direct access to CNN‘s global resources - from live field reporting to user-generated content and a variety of enterprise interviews and podcasts.
 
"Android users are extremely discerning, and will accept nothing less than a first-rate app that showcases high quality, world-class content - and enables them to share it," said CNN VP of mobile Louis Gump. "We built the CNN App with these desires specifically in mind, and are excited to offer the millions of Android phone users around the world with access to CNN‘s global reporting."


Available on Android powered phones running on platforms 2.1 and above, the CNN App showcases news of the day through text, audio and photos, live and on-demand video, and a direct gateway to CNN iReport, the network‘s participatory news community. By clicking on the menu button, users can seamlessly toggle between US and international editions, each of which includes all of the features of the CNN App.


Drawing on the resources of CNN Radio, the CNN App also features a robust section devoted to audio content. The Radio section of the App includes hourly news updates, original reports from CNN Radio correspondents, audio of interviews from CNN television, and podcast series about politics, entertainment, tech and food.  
 
Users can also personalise their radio experience by selecting audio favourites, thereby creating their own listening experience for when they‘re on-the-go.


The profile section of the app offers further personalisation. Users can track local news and weather based on location and view stories they‘ve saved for later - even when they‘re offline. Text stories and images can also be shared directly from the App via email, Facebook and Twitter.


The App also features push-notification breaking news alerts, and a widget that allows a user to view the latest headlines from a variety of categories directly from the phone‘s home screen, without even opening the app.

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