1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads
- Cool layout (black/white)
- Audio articles
- Good free editor's highlights
- It takes too long to download issues
The Economist is the official app of the globally well-known magazine
Whether you're subscriber, follower or just you don't even know The Economist, this app is a good way to enjoy its content from your Android. Of course there are difference: if you're subscriber you'll have access to all the content. If you aren't, you will have free access just to an editor's highlights, a compilation of articles (but no worries, that selection is interesting enough).
Download each week's issue to your device to read it offline. If you aren't subscriber and you want to read the full issue, you can buy it from the Android market (it costs around $6). Swipe to turn page (to the next article) or download audio option to listen to it. Switch layout (night/day) to black and white (better black to save battery). Change font size, share articles or lock screen orientation.
Enjoy from now of The Economist free content by downloading the app. If after checking the full index an article that spark your interest, go buy it and get the full version of the magazine. Directly from the Android market. It seems that some users have noticed forcecloses or device heating. We didn't, so we can say that happens in all device. Recommendable app.
The app is free to download and includes free access to the Editor's picks – a weekly selection of articles from each week’s edition of The Economist.
Digital and print subscribers to The Economist receive unrestricted access to each week’s full print edition.
• Each week’s issue available from 9pm London time each Thursday
• Download each issue to your device to read without an internet connection
• Switch easily between reading and listening with The Economist in audio
• Store and access back issues
• Purchase single issues in app
• Subscribe from within the app for full access to The Economist on Android tablets, Android smartphones, iPhone, iPad, Windows 8, BlackBerry PlayBook, BlackBerry 10 and Economist.com
• Share articles via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook
The Economist on Android operates on tablets and smartphones running Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.
ABOUT THE ECONOMIST
The Economist is a weekly international news and business publication, offering clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world current affairs, business, finance, science and technology, culture, society, media and the arts.
Should you require any assistance using our app please visit http://www.economist.com/help/android for answers to frequently asked questions as well as ways to contact customer support.
Updated in 1.5.2:
- Fixed an issue causing the app to get stuck at "Updating". Please do note the process can take up to 20 seconds.
- Fixed issue causing the app to focus on the last downloaded issue rather than the latest issue
This major update unifies our tablet and phone app for Android smartphones and tablets running Android 4.x
If you are an Android 4.x smartphone user please open the app on a strong wifi connection the first time.
The Economist digital team.
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.
Now that the playlist is gone, audio navigation has become clunky. This application worked very well on my old iPhone but I was aghast when I had opened the Android version. Can we please at least get variable speed playback? Listening to the Android vers
After reading a while becomes extremely unresponsive, turning a page takes a whole minute!
I like the economist and the audio feature of the app, but lately the last few seconds of each article get cut, which is pretty annoying... Update: just got the rss link to the audio podcast and subscribed from podcast kicker. Welcome Back to 2007...
Page changes on nexus7 v2 are too slow on latest version. Have to wait sometimes 4-5 seconds for article to load.
So I just switched from an old iPhone to a brand new great android phone. Love the layout of the Economist android app but miss 2 key features: - Audio play list where I can select audio items to download and listen to, - ability to select a word to loo
If I pause the audio and leave the app for very long, it forgets my place and it is difficult to navigate through the audio player. It is easier for me to download the audio from the website so I can use my device's audio player.