The New York Times Relaunches Android News App 3.0

  The New York Times Relaunches Android News App 3.0

   Redesign Provides Optimal Reading Experience across All Android Devices

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 11, 2012

The New York Times (NYTimes.com) today relaunched its Android News app, which
delivers the latest news and award-winning journalism of The New York Times,
designed and formatted for optimal reading for all tablets and phones running
Android.

The app features a refined interface that incorporates native Android styles
familiar to users, such as more intuitive, responsive navigation and a
compelling design and layout.

Like the previous version of the app, the new Android app features more than
25 sections of New York Times news, information and opinion, including videos,
slide shows and blogs. It also features offline reading and a full set of
share options for articles, videos and slide shows across social media and
e-mail.

The Times is introducing text-to-speech functionality, which can read articles
and blogs aloud using Google’s voice engine or another engine of choice.

An exclusive Android commenting feature allows users to view and add comments,
as well as speak their comments using Android’s native speech-to-text
functionality.

“We are steadfast in our efforts to deliver our esteemed journalism and
multimedia to our readers on the platforms they use,” said Denise Warren,
senior vice president and chief advertising officer, The New York Times Media
Group and general manager, NYTimes.com. “That means we are constantly
examining our products and looking for ways to improve their features and
functionality. These updates allow readers to navigate, consume and share our
wealth of content with ease, providing a seamless mobile user experience
across any Android device they choose.”

The NYTimes app is available on Google Play. As with other New York Times news
applications, the Top News section of the app is free. To access all sections
of the app, a digital subscription is required. Details and pricing for these
plans are available at www.NYTimes.com/Access.

About The New York Times Company

The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading global, multimedia news and
information company with 2011 revenues of $2.3 billion, includes The New York
Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com,
BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, About.com and related properties. The Company’s
core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing
high-quality news and information.

Contact:

The New York Times Company
Linda Zebian, 212-556-7153
linda.zebian@nytimes.com
 
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.