BBC News app launches on Android following iOS success

Android gets previously iOS exclusive BBC News app

BBC News app hits Android but will not work with Honeycomb

The BBC has announced that its popular BBC News app will be available on the Android platform, nearly a year after it was released on iOS.

iPhone and iPad users were offered the BBC News app through Apple’s App store last July, following the application's unveiling at Mobile World Congress.

A spokesperson for the BBC said: "The BBC News Android app is available on all Android phones and tablets running software versions 1.6 and above, but we're not yet supporting Honeycomb tablets (Android software version 3.0).”

They added: "The app's video experience is accessible to both Flash and non-Flash enabled devices, over Wi-Fi and 3G connections.

"In-story video is supported on Android devices versions 1.6 and above, and live streaming of the BBC News channel is possible on versions 2.2 and above which run Flash."

Since its launch on iOS the much loved BBC News application has been downloaded more than 6 million times, with the UK accounting for around 3 million of these adoptions.