Android Honeycomb to get bespoke Economist app

Video: See the new Honeycomb app in action

Current affairs mag joins CNN in backing Android tablets

Android Honeycomb is red hot following its launch earlier this week with The Economist becoming the latest publication to throw its considerable weight behind Google's tablet-friendly operating system.

One of the major concerns for those seeking an alternative to the iPad was whether developers and publishers would be producing the same quality and quantity of apps as seen on the App Store, but it seems like the big guns are lining-up.

The current affairs bible has joined CNN in offering up a bespoke app for 3.0 featuring the new application fragments, which provide a more user-friendly browsing experience, by offering sections in tabs, much like apps like BBC News and Twitter do on the iPad.

Readers will also be able to store all of their issues on the homepage thanks to the 'bubbled' widgets in Honeycomb that enable readers to scroll through multiple items from within the same app without diving in. The Economist will also make use of in-app purchases so readers can pick up multiple issues.

The new app will be available upon launch of the first Honeycomb tablet, believed to be the scrumptious-looking Motorola XOOM. You can get a sneak preview of The Economist app in the video below.

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