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BBC's Sport app is now available on Android

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Wed Feb 20 2013, 12:23
BBC Sport is now available on Android

BRITISH BROADCASTING HOUSE the BBC announced on Wednesday that its BBC Sport app is now available on Android.

The app, which initially was available only on iOS devices following its launch in January, is optimised for devices with screen sizes up to 7in and offers users one touch access to live sports news, video highlights, scores, statistics and more.

That's not all Android device wielding sports fans have to look forward to, either. The BBC Sport app available from today also boasts live and on demand video content, dedicated Formula 1 and Football pages, individual pages for different sports teams and the ability to share content via Facebook and Twitter.

To access most of this content, users will need to be hooked up to a 3G or WiFi internet connection.

According to the Beeb, it will update the app in the coming weeks with new features including customisable quick links for the main navigation, team customisation and home screen widgets.

BBC technical lead Keith Mitchell said, "The launch of the BBC Sport app for the Android platform today is another important step in serving sports fans across multiple platforms."

The BBC Sport Android app is available to download for free from Google Play now, and is compatible with Android versions 2.2 and higher.

It's unclear whether the BBC is planning to bring the app to Windows Phone 8 or Blackberry 10, but we've asked it for more information. µ


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