With the majority of the big news outlets already on the Android devices, but the Wall Street Journal happened to be missing from the group. Well it has now come to the Android platform in the form of the Galaxy Tab. Looks like they were waiting for a worthy device to carry their digital newspaper, and the Galaxy Tab has been given the honor of the app.
Basically, every time you connect to the internet each day, the app will download today's newspaper at the time it is released on the street. This feature comes at a cost($3.99 a week). Before you start complaining, remember that its near the same price of purchasing a newspaper on the street and you also have to carry around newspaper with the chance of getting ink on your hands. Wall Street Journal also requires users on the website to pay to access content as well, so this premium feature is nothing to new. Check out the full press release below.
“Our strategy is to serve readers whenever, wherever, and it’s critical that the Journal’s unparalleled news and analysis are available in a high-quality format across multiple devices and platforms,” said Daniel Bernard, chief product officer for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network. “The WSJ Tablet Edition for Android continues to blend the best of print and online with an experience that showcases our strength of innovation and original delivery of content.
Content on WSJ Tablet Edition for Android includes full sections from each day’s newspaper with the ability to swipe through from section to section or article to article within sections, including What’s News, Opinion, Marketplace, Money & Investing, Greater New York, Personal Journal, WSJ Weekend and WSJ. magazine. The app has been designed to download each day’s paper automatically every morning when the paper is published, resulting in more efficient download.