File this under “wait… that didn’t happen ages ago?” but Merriam-Webster has finally gotten around to launching a dictionary app for Google Android. The free app lets you look up words, listen to how they’re pronounced, or even search by voice. There’s a word of the day feature and the ability to view your search history to help remember all those words you just learned.

The app looks nearly identical to Merriam-Webster’s free iOS app, but while the dictionary maker offers an iPad app which makes better use of the extra space on large screens, there’s no tablet-specific app for Android yet. You can install the dictionary app on any phone or tablet running Android 1.6 and up, but all you get when you use the app on a large screen is a stretched-out version of the smartphone experience.

via Android Police

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