The Economist app comes to Android

August 2, 2011
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If you are a fan of reading on your Android device, you have one more popular magazine offering its content in a digital app to choose from. The Economist has announced that it now has its app available for Android devices. The Android app comes after the iOS app proved to be so popular with 2.4 million downloads according to the publication.

The Android app as a free downloads and includes free access to the editor's selection of six articles for the week that are deemed must-reads. To get access to the full publication the user needs to subscribe to the digital or print version of the magazine. The digital version is on Zinio.

The subscription to print or digital version gets the user access to The Economist on any app and the online version of the magazine as well. The user can also buy a single issue using the app for $5.99. The Android app supports all tablets and phones running Android 2.0 and higher.


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  • Ambarish

    Doesn’t seem to like the GalaxyTab as yet – at least in the US :-(

    • Sergio Fogel

      Not working fo my galaxy tab outside us either

      • Alessandro_caetano

        I have been the same problem here at Brazil.
        I so video on youtube what the guy was running its on android 3.0

    • Sergio Fogel

      Not working fo my galaxy tab outside us either

    • Nikhil Dholakia+economist

      Still not working on galaxy tab. Rather dissapointing!

    • Nikhil Dholakia+economist

      Still not working on galaxy tab. Rather dissapointing!

  • Kevin

    Disappointed to find my paid subscription only works on my phone but not on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 :-(