The Wall Street Journal has offered an Android app since last year. But the app was only available for Android tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Now the WSJ has finally released an Android app for smartphones. Wall Street Journal Mobile is available as a free download from the Android Market.

The app shows top stories from the newspaper divided by section, includes a “Photos of the Day” feature, and lets you access video and podcast content. You can save articles to read later and share items via email, Facebook, and Twitter.

One feature I’d love to see in more news apps is a “listen to article” text to speech article. The digital voice is horribly annoying, but at least it seems to do a decent job with punctuation, and if you want to catch up on the latest news while you’re driving, walking, or otherwise unable to read, text to speech is a killer feature.

While some articles are available when you register for a free account, you’ll need to be a Wall Street Journal subscriber to view premium content. You don’t really get to do anything with the mobile app unless you at least register.

via Android Police

Brad Linder

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