New York Times for Android app gets tablet UI

We love it when more and more apps make their way to Android tablets with user interfaces that look like they belong. New York Times is the latest entity to add a tablet-optimized app to the catalogs of the Google Play Store with its official app. Today’s upgrade stretches things out about giving users a compelling user interface that’s more appropriate for the bigger screens.

You’ll get a multi-pane layout that will introduce more text, bigger pictures, and more content for all that screen real estate that was going to waste before. The previous app was merely the phone version of the New York Times, except stretched out. That wasn’t all that bad considering it’s mostly text, but a more appropriate user interface goes a long way.

Alongside the new beautiful UI you’re also getting greater control over how you receive breaking news alerts, “at-a-glance” access to other news in the Top News section and the usual round of performance enhancements and bug fixes.  You’ll want this upgrade ASAP so be sure to hit the Google Play Store for the download if the New York Times is your publication of choice.

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  • Michael Landauer

    They’re just now coming out with a tablet version? Only two years late.

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      To be fair there are still a TON of companies without tablet apps. You’d be surprised.

      • NIGHTSCOUT

        Unfortunately you are correct. I see hesitation from companies, unwillingness to embrace the Android eco-system. I want to know why……

      • BoSamps

        Google should subsidize