The Guardian and Observer newspapers are now available as a tablet-specific Android and Kindle Fire app, giving slate owners a new means of keeping up with the latest features, breaking stories and investigative reporting.
An iPad edition has been available since October 2011, so an expansion to larger-screen Android and Kindle devices is long overdue. Tablets, regardless of the OS, are well-suited to digital and web-only publications, and the new app for the Guardian and the Observer is no exception.
You’ll need to sign-up to one of the company’s subscription packages to access the app, currently priced at £11.99 per month for full access, £9.99 for six days per week (the Observer is excluded) and £6.99 per for just Sunday (the Observer only). A two-week free trial is also available for anyone that wants to see what’s on offer before parting with their hard-earned cash.
The new tablet apps offer all of the content from the print newspapers, as well as the supplements that come bundled with the weekend editions. Copies can also be downloaded for offline reading – useful for the morning commute – and stories are presented with a clean, professional layout not too dissimilar to the company’s iPad app.