The iPad has enjoyed much attention from news outlets vying to display their content through the Apple tablet, but Android support has lagged behind. Now the Wall Street Journal is releasing a news app in anticipation of the wave of Android tablets.
The Wall Street Journal Tablet Edition comes right on the heels of the first true Android tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab . It showcases all the content in the printed version of the paper and adds in electronic bonuses such as video, interactive graphics and updated market data.
Our strategy is to serve readers whenever, wherever, and it's critical that the Journal's unparalleled news and analysis are available in a high-quality format across multiple devices and platforms," said Daniel Bernard, chief product officer for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, in a statement.
The Wall Street Journal is able to save articles for later offline reading, so the user doesn't need to be connected to continue reading the paper.
The app itself is free, but accessing the content still costs money. The Wall Street Journal is offering a subscription at $3 per week, which gives access to the Journal through an iPad, Android tablet or the WSJ.com website.
This app is specifically for tablets and will not work on phones, so don't expect to get Journal updates on your Android phone.