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The Straits Times launches tablet app for Android users

A screenshot of The Straits Times' new Android tablet app, which launches on Thursday, July 18, 2013. Android tablet users wanting to get the latest breaking news from The Straits Times during their long-morning commutes now have reason to cheer. --
A screenshot of The Straits Times' new Android tablet app, which launches on Thursday, July 18, 2013. Android tablet users wanting to get the latest breaking news from The Straits Times during their long-morning commutes now have reason to cheer. -- PHOTO: THE STRAITS TIMES
A screenshot of The Straits Times' new Android tablet app, which launches on Thursday, July 18, 2013. Android tablet users wanting to get the latest breaking news from The Straits Times during their long-morning commutes now have reason to cheer. --
A screenshot of The Straits Times' new Android tablet app, which launches on Thursday, July 18, 2013. Android tablet users wanting to get the latest breaking news from The Straits Times during their long-morning commutes now have reason to cheer. -- PHOTO: THE STRAITS TIMES

Android tablet users wanting to get the latest breaking news from The Straits Times during their long-morning commutes now have reason to cheer.

The Straits Times has launched its new Android tablet app on July 18. The app is the latest addition to the daily newspaper's stable of apps on the iPhone, Android phone, and the iPad.

"With this new Android app, our readers can now enjoy ST reports whenever they want on more platforms," said Mr Warren Fernandez, editor of The Straits Times, said. "It adds to our mission to bring the news to you wherever you are."

The app comes with free breaking news and push notifications. Subscribers can also access a seven-day archive and the paper's full print content.

It is part of The Straits Times' ST Tablet package, which was formerly called the ST iPad package. The subscription costs $26.65 per month.

Current subscibers to the iPad package or the All-in-One package, which allows access to The Straits Times on multiple platforms, will automatically enjoy access to the new app.

Those who have been thinking of starting a Straits Times subscription are also in for a treat.

Attractive gifts are also up for grabs for new subscribers or those who switch from news vendors to subscribe directly with the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).

Those who sign up for a three-year-plan can choose between the soon-to-be-launched Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 or a Samsonite trolley bag.

Two-year-plan subscribers get the choice between a Tom Tom GPS or a Nestle coffee maker.

Those subscribing for a year get a garment steamer or an air steriliser.

Existing SPH subscribers are also eligible for the one- or two-year plan when they upgrade or renew their subscription to The Straits Times All-in-One package.

The above packages are available on www.sphsubscription.com.sg.

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