CNN introduces its first app for Android in January. Unfortunately it was only available for tablets running Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb initially, which meant that you couldn’t really use the app until the Motorola XOOM hit the streets more than a month later.

Now CNN has finally gotten around to launching a full-featured news, video, and radio app for Android. You can use the CNN app to view the latest CNN videos, read the latest stories, or listen to CNN Radio reports.

The app sorts news into a number of categories including latest, top, most popular, US, World, Politics, and so on. You can login to your Facebook or Twitter accounts to share stories.

There’s also an iReport section where you can see stories reported by CNN’s army of citizen journalists. You can also submit your own photos or videos from within the app.

As Android Police points out, the smartphone app is choc full of advertisements. Not only do you get a pre-roll ad whenever you start a video, but there are several ads per page because the ads show up in between news stories instead of at the top or bottom of the screen.

Still, for a free app, the CNN app for Android offers quite a bit of news and multimedia content.

The CNN app for Android is available as a free download from the Android Market.

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Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...