Android App Tablet Review: AP Mobile

Oct 18, 2011
Tech

The AP Mobile app looks good and reads well on tablets and offers a great deal of news and video. Unfortunately, the app has a tendency to hang up and feels a little unstable.

Once you’ve narrowed your location, the app compiles the day’s top headlines, sports and even “wacky” news stories right at your fingertips. Stories are presented very cleanly, but it’s easy to find pictures to expand and videos to watch alongside the text-heavy AP stories.

The tablet screen is used to full effect by AP Mobile, but the app suffers from some performance issues. Sometimes videos won’t load, and the app occasionally stalls when you try to tap into a story or another tab.

Those issues aside, AP Mobile presents a whole lot of news for free, and reading it on your tablet won’t make you crazy. News junkies: This one should be on your home screen.

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Phil Hornshaw is a freelance writer, editor and author living in Los Angeles, dividing his time between playing video games, playing video games on his cell phone, and writing about playing video games. He’s also the co-author of So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel, which attempts to mix time travel pop culture with some semblance of science, as well as tips on the appropriate means of riding dinosaurs. Check out his profile.

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