Guardian Android app out now

The Guardian's app has landed on Android phones, delivering left-leaning news, opinion, photos and video right to your blower.

The Guardian's app has landed on Android phones, delivering left-leaning news, opinion, photos and video right to your blower.

Guardianista Android users can customise their home page to put the sections of the paper in any order. Up to eight sections appear on the home page, showing the top stories and the latest photo and video galleries, all of which can be browsed with the merest swipe of the elegant fingertip that's clearly never done an ounce of real work in its life.

You can also choose to add specific sections, topics and contributors to your list of favourites, so you can quickly absorb the latest writings of tech wonk Charles Arthur and general curmudgeon Charlie Brooker. Incidentally, they're both among the  50 people CNET UK follows on Twitter .

Stories and picture galleries can be shared with your chums in the media via social networks like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, or emailed and texted to your hipster buddies who think those services are so 2010. You can put your own tags on stories for future reference, and even grab text as a Google Doc.

If you want to read recent news on the Northern Line to Old Street as you head for work at your start-up, you'll have to download it in advance. Fortunately, that's easy. Simply set the time for download -- perhaps just before you get up, say 10 or 11am -- and the app will automatically pull the latest stories to your phone, and optionally photos too.

The Guardian is currently involved in a slanging match with Wikileaks boss Julian Assange over the  leak of a WikiLeaks password . We doubt he'll be downloading the app, but you can get it now from the Android Market.

The Guardian is also available on the  iPhone and Kindle .

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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