BBC News app lands on Android

The BBC has launched its News app on Android, underlining its commitment to make online services available across multiple devices.

The BBC News app has been downloaded nearly three million times since launching on iPhone and iPad in the UK almost a year ago. A further three million have been downloaded internationally, the public broadcaster said.

The free app is now available to download from Android Market in the UK for all Android phones and tablets running software versions 1.6 and above. The Android app delivers UK and international news, business, politics, health, education, science and environment, technology and entertainment stories, as well as correspondent features and analysis. The app’s video services are accessible to both Flash and non-Flash enabled devices, over Wi-Fi and 3G connections.

The BBC said its commercial arm BBC Worldwide would launch an international version of the Android app soon.