CNN today launched its CNN App for Android Honeycomb tablet for free download on Android Market in the U.S. We will demo the app in our Motorola Xoom video. The CNN app for Android tablet is the first time that CNN iReport, the network's user-generated news community, is available in a tablet application. Here is more info:
Maximizing the features of Android 3.0, Honeycomb, the CNN App for Android showcases a left-rail navigation in the Broadsheet view, allowing a 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 while in the U.S. view.
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. For more information about the CNN App for Android, go to www.cnn.com/android