Official Wikipedia Now Available in the Android Market

In what has to be  truly unlikely coincidence, Wikipedia has just released an official Android app just in time for the entire site to go offline as part of the SOPA protest.

This is not the first Android app to use Wikipedia. There are quite a few apps in the Android Market that fill the same purpose. It almost makes you wonder why an official app was released; it seems redundant.

But the official app is  good one. It’s rated at 5 stars with 75 reviews. The app features include the ability to save article to read later or offline, search, multiple language support, search related articles, and sharing articles.

The saving articles feature is nice, and it is not included in some of the competing apps.

Android Market