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When Sports Illustrated showed off its plans for an HTML5-based tablet-type app last year at Google IO, we lauded it as a shining example of how print publications should move into the digital world. And while the iPad got its version first, the upcoming Android Honeycomb version is just as good (and pretty darn similar).

If someone asks how a magazine should present itself in the mobile space, this is the app you should show them. Videos and photo galleries are dynamic and played well on the story pages. SI's web-only content is a special treat.

About the only other thing we could hope for is to see it on a higher-resolution screen, but that's not the app's fault, and we'll see that happen in due time.

 

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SI's Android tablet app a testament to Sports Illustrated's legacy

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Looks sweet!

What does "About the only other thing we could hope for is to see it on a higher-resolution screen" mean, exactly?

We haven't heard any direct comment, oddly enough, about the XOOM display from Android Central here. So do we take this to mean the SI app looks low res on the XOOM? I wish this comment was expanded some ..