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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Deleted User, May 25, 2011.

  1. Deleted User

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    Looks like the official BBC news app was just released:

    https://market.android.com/details?id=bbc.mobile.news.uk

    However, I am unable to download it. When I try from the above link, my phone, Epic, is greyed out. When I search the Market on my phone, I cannot find the app. Anyone else having problems downloading it?
     


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  2. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    Just downloaded and installed it from the Market after reading your post.

    UPDATE

    This story seems to indicate that it is for UK residents/TV license payers who fund the BBC.

    BBC News Android app now available - TNW Apps

    Although they seem to go on to say that there will be a worldwide release at a later date! :thinking:
     
  3. Deleted User

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    Ah, I just hovered my mouse over my phone's name in the Market when trying to install it. It says not available in my country..... I am in the US.
     
  4. Deleted User

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    So far it seems like a top notch app. Video quality is pretty poor but I guess they've designed it with 3G in mind.
     
  5. xmjox

    xmjox Well-Known Member

    w00p! Have been looking for a decent news app on Android and looks like this is the one :)
     
  6. Fishyweb

    Fishyweb Android Enthusiast

    This app is rather good. Makes me an even happier license fee payer!
     
  7. neils31

    neils31 Newbie

    Theres a BBC news app by jim blacker which is excellent, installing the officail one now.
     
  8. alan_s

    alan_s Newbie

    Cool! I have managed to download, it looks good. Has the option of playing video too which doesn't work in the browser because of lack of flash in android 2.1
     
  9. alan_s

    alan_s Newbie

    Was that when on mobile network or wifi? Video on wifi seems fine so maybe the app knows which network you're on and streams accordingly
     
  10. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest
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    On WiFi yep.
     
  11. alan_s

    alan_s Newbie

    Hmm. not sure why you were getting "poor" video then - for me its just as good as sky news
     
  12. janpetras

    janpetras Well-Known Member

    [deleted] I prefer an aggregator which allows me to gather news from a lot of different sources (Google Reader anyone).

    BBC can push it's OWN news, influencing everything you know, everything you read. Agenda setting effect at it's maximum, global scale. Don't fall for it.
     
  13. sparkerzzzz

    sparkerzzzz Newbie

    Anyone having problems with the video? I get sound but a black screen. Desire HD.
     
  14. Deleted User

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