The BBC brings its BBC Sports app to Android smartphones and tablets

The BBC has at long last brought its BBC Sport app to Android, launching on Apple’s iOS platform last month.
Now available to download for free from the Play Store, BBC Sport for Android is compatible with both smartphones and tablets, with support for the latter being for 7-inch screen sizes only. That’ll mean it will play nicely with the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab 7.0, but nothing bigger unfortunately.
In comparison the Android version seems a little more basic than the iPhone one, with fewer options to tailor content and how the app works to suit you, the user.
The main page collates sports news in a list, rolling from the top stories through to latest scores and results, latest news, video and audio snippets, sporting gossip and finally radio coverage.
You get a menu icon in the top left, which can also be accessed by swiping from the left edge of the screen towards the centre. This reveals quick access to specific sports news, news by country, settings and more.
Each sport page is designed to offer you the events calendar, results and fixtures and live scores, followed by the news. It’s all well laid out and easy to use, with no overly complicated buttons or hard to find functions.
BBC Sport is available to download from the Play Store now – although it’s worth noting that our ‘BBC Sport’ search didn’t find the app, but a ‘BBC’ search did.