The Official Android Authority App Review

April 27, 2013
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Android Authority We here at Android Authority strive to bring you the hottest content from the world of Android. So when we find there is a faster way to deliver content to you, of course it’s an option we took a closer look at. The result is the official Android Authority app. What does the official Android Authority app have included? Well we’ve done one of our reviews to show you everything it can do. If you’d rather watch than read, we’ve posted the video review at the bottom.


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App Features

First we’ll talk about the features of the Android Authority app. Essentially, you can view pretty much any content on the app that you can on our website. The latest news, opinions, features, app lists, device reviews, and everything else we do is right there in the app just like it is on the website. To start, you slide to the right to open up the menu. In the menu you can navigate across the app and read or view the various things we’ve released.

To start, we’ll talk about the content itself. In the menu, you’ll see options to check out the latest articles, the latest videos, and the latest episodes of our podcast, Android Authority on Air. Each in their own category so if you want to browse around for some older stuff too, it’s all there at your disposal. The app updates periodically in the background so when we post new stuff, the app will get it quickly.

Below that are a few ways to better organize our content for you. You can find articles written in the last 24 hours if you’d rather sort through our stuff that way instead of the full list. You can also read all articles you have not yet read. If there are any articles you like so much that you want to add them to your favorites, you can view your favorites under the All Stars menu.

Underneath that you’ll find all of our social media links so you can follow, like, or subscribe to us anywhere we have an internet presence. Feel free to do so! It’s also a second great way to keep up with all the content we produce since very nearly all of our stuff ends up on our social media sites as well as our official website.

Finally, at the bottom, are settings and tools. You can view any file that you download from us, force sync to see if there is anything new, switch themes from light to dark (and back to light again), and then a settings menu. Everything here is pretty much self explanatory. The settings menu is mostly sync settings like only syncing over WiFi and things like that.


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General Use

If you check out the review video, you can see that the Android Authority app runs pretty well. We tested it on a plethora of devices and so far it’s been smooth for everyone. The app makes it really easy to view all the latest Android Authority content whether it be articles or videos. There is a little quirk, though. To comment on articles, you must visit the site. There are links to do so within the app so if you feel the need to comment, just click on the Visit Website link where you can leave your comment. Otherwise, everything else is accessible from within the app. This includes sharing to virtually anywhere using the sharing button at the top.

Additionally, you can also translate text into another language should you need to. So even our readers from other parts of the world can enjoy this app. The list of supported languages is quite long, so there is a very high probability that your language is supported. You can also change the text size so it’ll be a little easier on your eyes when you read it. You can even copy the article link should you want to share it somewhere the share button doesn’t cover.


Android Authority App Wrap Up

All in all, it’s a very solid and well put together app. I’m not just saying that because I work here, either. Everything is fluid and straightforward. It’s not easy to get lost in this app or not know what to do. There are a lot of options for theming, comfort, and language support. Really, if you like Android Authority, this app is worth checking out.

Of course, we live to serve you, the tech enthusiast. We wouldn’t be anywhere without our readers and, as always, we want to bring you the best news in as many formats as humanly possible. It’s all about options right? So if you have any suggestions for our official app or want to leave us some feedback, feel more than free to leave a comment below, on the YouTube video, or even in the Play Store to let us know how we’re doing! If you want to try it out, just search “Android Authority” in the Play Store, or check it out directly here.

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