July 22, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
TIME Magazine spends a great deal of time working on content for or about the iOS system, but it’s one of the few mainstream publications that gave Android its due last year. TIME called the Droid one of the best gadgets of 2009, so why did it take nearly eight months for the news organization to recognize that it should make it easier to read the magazine on said device.
Whatever the reason, Time is now available for Android with a new app that works on all current versions. The TIME Mobile app features long form stories, breaking news articles, and photos of newsmakers and important events. Though the app feels like it’s just a wrapper for http://mobile.time.com, the design is actually different and seems to load much faster than using the default browser.
The Time Mobile app gives users the chance to swipe left-to-right to jump between articles and sections, as well as perform the following functions:
- Mark sections as favorites
- Create home screen widget
- Listen to podcasts
- Download articles to read offline or save them to read a later date
- Search through TIME database
Download from Market (if browsing from phone only)