The Economist Comes To Android

After having success with its iPhone/iPad app, The Economist has a new Android app.

Every Thursday at 5pm ET, the app has the latest weekly issue of the publication. Like the iOS apps, the free Android app comes with six free articles from the week’s issue. Users can purchase the entire issue of the weekly magazine for $5.99 or sign up for a digital subscription. Each digital issue includes audio of all of the stories in the magazine read aloud by newscasters.

Oscar Grut, managing director, digital editions of The Economist Group stated: “Since they were launched in November 2010, our iPhone and iPad apps have been downloaded over 2.4m times worldwide and we now have almost 700k unique devices accessing the apps each month. We are delighted with these numbers and also with the feedback from our readers. Our Android app provides the same exceptional reading experience.”