usa today honeycomb app

USA Today Heads to Honeycomb Tablets

February 26, 2011 - Written By Scott Beard

The Android OS 3.0 (Honeycomb) Motorola Xoom is bringing with it a batch of optimized tablet-only apps, one of which is the newly announced USA Today. The Android smartphone version of USA Today is already one of the most downloaded news applications, and features a sleek, clean user-friendly user interface. With the tablet version you’ll get all the same sections including News, Money, Sports, Life, Tech, Travel, Photos, and Weather.

“We’re excited to have the USA TODAY App launch along with the Motorola Xoom,” said Dave Hunke, president and publisher, USA TODAY. “Users will receive news as it breaks, 24 hours, 7 days a week, as well as photos, weather, stocks and sports scores. Powered by Android 3.0 Honeycomb, we’ve created a fast, friendly interface that users have come to expect from USA TODAY.”

I’ve used USA Today on my Evo as a go-to news source and it has never let me down. A tablet-specific version sounds like a perfect combination. With larger hi-def pictures and videos, detailed in-depth news coverage, and all the latest breaking news this should be on everyone’s tab.

Full Press Release follows:

News for Release

USA TODAY LAUNCHES ANDROID 3.0 APP FOR MOTOROLA XOOM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2011

McLean, Va. – USA TODAY, the nation’s top-selling print newspaper, today announced the USA TODAY Android 3.0 App for Motorola Xoom is now available.

The App features the signature look and design that readers have come to trust from USA TODAY providing them with eye catching photos and graphics while delivering the latest award-winning USA TODAY content in a convenient interactive package. The USA TODAY App has all the latest news, sports scores, weather, stock quotes and photos available.

“We’re excited to have the USA TODAY App launch along with the Motorola Xoom,” said Dave Hunke, president and publisher, USA TODAY. “Users will receive news as it breaks, 24 hours, 7 days a week, as well as photos, weather, stocks and sports scores. Powered by Android 3.0 Honeycomb, we’ve created a fast, friendly interface that users have come to expect from USA TODAY.”

USA TODAY is now available on major platforms and devices including iPhone, Android, iPad, Google TV, the Chrome Web Store and Windows-based slate PCs.

USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY’s mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Today, through its newspaper, website and mobile platforms, USA TODAY connects readers and engages the national conversation. USA TODAY, the nation’s number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of more than 1.8 million daily, and USATODAY.com, an award-winning newspaper website launched in 1995, reach a combined 5.9 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than seven million downloads on mobile devices. The USA TODAY brand also includes USA TODAY Education and USA TODAY Sports Weekly. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

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