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CNN launches app on Android Honeycomb tablet platform

MUMBAI: News broadcaster CNN has announced that its CNN App for Android‘s Honeycomb tablet platform is available for free on Android Market in the US.


The CNN App launches in conjunction with the commercial availability of the Android 3.0, Honeycomb platform on the Motorola Xoom tablet, and is the first time that CNN iReport, the network‘s user–generated news community, is available in a tablet application.
 
CNN VP of mobile Louis Gump said, "Wherever consumers are, we want to present them with CNN‘s original, enterprise reporting, as well as the ability to interact with and participate in the news – and in an application that is complementary but unique to CNN‘s other platforms. The CNN App will expose tablet users to the best submissions from our hundreds of thousands of iReporters across the globe, as well as enable them to submit their own iReports and participate along with us."


Maximising the features of Android 3.0, Honeycomb, the CNN App for Android showcases a left–rail navigation in the Broadsheet view, allowing an user to swipe through the latest news stories in a grid–format featuring powerful imagery and headlines.


The CNN App also provides a direct gateway to CNN iReport, available for the first time on a tablet app. Users can browse user–generated content, register, sign in to their account or sign on as a guest to capture and instantly upload photos and videos (through the front and rear cameras). The App also showcases iReport‘s latest "assignments," which ask the community to weigh in on specific news stories that CNN is covering. 
 
Users have the ability to toggle between U.S. and International news preferences, both of which serve live video of breaking news and select events as they happen, as well as hourly audio news updates from CNN Radio.
The App includes the ability for users to comment alongside content on the screen or share text stories and images from the App via email, Facebook and Twitter. Users can also flip through story headlines and images directly on their home screen by accessing the App‘s layered image widget.


The CNN App for Android is available on Android Market.

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