The Wall Street Journal has just launched an Android app that is optimized for tablets only. That means you’ll be able to get the latest news on your fancy new Galaxy Tab.
Like the app for the Apple iPad, the Wall Street Journal Android tablet app will give users access to the latest news and include print, video and multimedia content. The app won’t work on phones, as it has been optimized for the larger screens.
“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 prepared statement. “The WSJ Tablet Edition for Android continues to blend the best of print and online with an experience that showcases our strength of innovation and original delivery of content.”
It’s an interesting and necessary move by the Wall Street Journal, which is still one of the few profitable newspaper publications. While its print and online versions are still going strong, this company knows that it will have to make its content accessible on the wide number of connected devices.
The Android tablet only restriction is fine too, as we are about to see a glut of tablets and many of those will run Android. The Galaxy Tab is just the tip of the spear with Android tablets.
We’re expecting Motorola to have a 10-inch Android tablet with Verizon FiOS capabilities and I wouldn’t be surprised if this launches with the “Droid” label and a lot of support from the nation’s largest carrier.
LG is reportedly working on a tablet with that little, green robot too and it’s device should be powered by a Tegra 2 chip and it could sport the Honeycomb version of the platform.
[Hat tip to Engadget]