• Phone App Performance
BBC News
BBC News Phone App
Version 2.5.2
  • Free Version Available
BBC News phone free app - can my phone or tablet play and run BBC News icon
The BBC News app we are assessing in this performance review is free to download at the relevant Android App store and will run on the standard Android operating system. Having achieved a huge amount of attention since its release, the people that have used BBC News felt that it offered an excellent solution when looking for a suitable app. With an Android size of 723KB, and an iOS file size of 43.7MB, BBC News requires a very small amount of storage space, so don't worry too much about it affecting your mobile device's remaining capacity. Other popular apps that might interest you include Reddit News Free, Flipboard: Your News Magazine, and Smartwatch Fans - The App!.
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BBC News Phone Requirements
BBC News needs a phone that runs android but otherwise it only requires barely any processing power, any GPU within the last few years to tackle the minimal graphical requirements, and a very small amount of RAM. However it runs, the essential requirement is the 2.2 minimum Android version which requires a phone that has been released within the past few years.
The LG G3 matches the BBC News hardware specifications.
Android 2.2
Android Details
Varies with device
User Rating
4.2 (14,281 votes)
Content Rating
File Size
723 KB
News & Magazines
1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Media Applications Technologies for the BBC
Creator's Website
Store Link
iOS Details
User Rating
4.5 (154,058 votes)
Content Rating
File Size
43.7 MB
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Supported Devices
  • iPodTouchourthGen
  • iPadThirdGen
  • iPhone5s
  • iPad23G
  • iPadFourthGen
  • iPhone5
  • iPad2Wifi
  • iPhone4S
  • iPhone5c
  • iPadMini
  • iPadThirdGen4G
  • iPodTouchFifthGen
  • iPhone4
  • iPadFourthGen4G
  • iPadMini4G
Creator's Website
Store Link
Get the latest world and regional news from the BBC’s global network of more than 2000 journalists. From breaking news, to business, entertainment, technology, the arts and sport, all divided into clear sections, this free app lets you watch video reports, listen to live radio and read the latest updates wherever you are. Key features:  • All the latest news as it happens  • Watch or listen to the latest news headlines  • Opt in for breaking news push notifications  • Download the latest stories when you have a signal and then read them offline at your leisure  • Share stories to a range of social networks, or email/SMS to a friend  • Personalise the home screen by adding, removing and re-ordering news categories to suit your preferences  • Listen live to BBC World Service radio  • Home screen widgets to keep you up to date  • Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background  • Set text size to suit your preferences  • Ability to send stories, video, and photos directly to the BBC News team  • Full range of News categories: Top stories, US & Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, Africa, UK, Technology, Business, Features & Analysis, Science & Environment, Entertainment & Arts, Health, Also In The News, Sport  • Ability to store the app on the SD card. Widgets will not be available if you choose to use this function. This is a feature of the Android system. *Currently unavailable for devices running 2.2 and below. We are working on a fix and this will be available soon. Version 2.4.4:  • Push notifications for big breaking news stories  • Landscape support for all devices  • Various bug fixes including an issue that occasionally caused duplicate push notifications. If you choose to receive push notifications, a unique identifier relating to your device will be stored by ProcessOne on behalf of the BBC to provide you with the service. No other personal data relating to you (such as a username or email address) is processed. The BBC will keep your information secure and not share it with anyone else in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy/ You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications in the app’s settings screen. Permissions:  • INTERNET: Used to get the latest news content from the BBC  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Used to determine whether you are on 3G or WiFi to deliver the best quality content  • WAKE_LOCK: Used if you enable background updates in settings  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Used to determine if your device is capable of receiving Push messages  • C2D_RECEIVE/C2D_MESSAGE: Used to receive Push messages if you opt in
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