CNN app for Android smartphones


Youtube link for mobile viewing

Say what you want about CNN -- and between the new "HLN" and Nancy Grace, I could say plenty -- you have to hand it to whomever designed its new Honeycomb tablet app. It's a model for how to deftly handle an overflow of news without completely overwhelming the senses. 

That's not to say I don't continue to chuckle at the main screen, which can display thumbnails of some 300-odd stories and as nicknamed the "broadsheet" -- an old print term. But for the most part, it's a very well done news app. You have nice thumbnails of stories, which take you to nicely designed story pages. There's plenty of rich content to go around, including video and photo galleries.

For you budding "iReporters" -- don't get me started on that one, either -- you can record and upload "iReports" (sign) straight from the tablet, as it should be.

So while the quality of the news ain't exactly Daniel Schorr anymore, the quality of the CNN tablet app does more than enough to prop it up.

 
There are 10 comments

Dhamp2g says:

Yeah say what u want but at least they aren't as crazy as MSNBC AND FOX and they make great frekn apps and very balanced news reports. I would love to have it on my Gtab

LikeWebOS says:

+1 for truth to that!

docism says:

Im sorry for asking dumb questions but what tablet is that? I've been putting off buying one until android gets something that will "out do" the iPad. I remember seeing one at the CES that was interesting but I don't think its available yet.

mickmel says:

That's the Motorola Xoom, not released yet. Hopefully coming out in the next few weeks.

mp0890 says:

is there even an official cnn app for android phones?

Stang68 says:

Not a fan of CNN but it's great to see an app like this for Honeycomb. Hopefully more news sources jump on board!

moosc says:

No official app for CNN on Mobil platform just sucks

BSG75 says:

I know, that "iReporter" crap does turn my stomach. I don't know if I could upload any info if that would make me an "iReporter." Ugg.

The Xoom does look better and better. Can't wait for a wifi version.

racelike says:

An app like this would be available worldwide? I mean, there's live video on it, it can have a territory restriction...

doug3673 says:

QR code please!!