CNN Readying App for Android Tablets

Lost among the hoopla over that other news app that launched Wednesday, CNN announced that it will launch a CNN App for Android-powered tablets.

The announcement was made at Google’s press event Wednesday at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., to preview its Honeycomb 3.0 platform.

The CNN App for Android tablets will be compatible with the Honeycomb platform at launch, and features will include iReport capture and upload functionality, live and on-demand video, and CNN Radio updates. The main screen can be viewed in Broadsheet mode, which presents up to 350 stories, along with images and headlines, as well as direct access to the other components mentioned above.

The Android tablet app will mark the first time iReport is available on a tablet, and the app’s live video takes advantage of HTTP live streaming capabilities.