The official ABC News mobile client is now available for free on the Android Market (Update: Now available for Windows Phone 8). ABC News keeps you up to date with the latest news from politics, technology, sports, entertainment, climate, stock market and the business world and allows you to spread the news among your online friends via Facebook, Twitter or email. You can explore the news network’s gigantic online multimedia gallery filled with loads of images and videos. The app comes packed with a nifty widget that lets you browse through the top stories right from your home screen.
Featuring live shows, video streaming and thousands of articles, ABC News makes for a comprehensive and informative mobile news client. The Local News segment of the app is designed particularly for the native US residents who can select their specific state to stay informed with the happenings in and around their locality.
The interface of ABC News is quite appealing and well-structured. However, given the caliber and repute of the news service provider, we’d say it could have been better. Our brief est-run of the app revealed that its current version experiences way too many force-closes (at least on the HTC Desire Z).
Update: The app is now available for Windows Phone as well. We’ve added a couple screenshots and a download link to its Windows Phone Store page below.