Android Tablets to Get iPad's 'The Daily' in Spring

When the Daily launched earlier this month, it was touted as an iPad-exclusive newspaper that would initially only be available to those who have access to an Apple tablet. Rupert Murdoch made no secret of the fact that the Daily would eventually be available on more than just the iPad but the News Corp boss implied that it would be a long time before it left the iOS platform. However, it seems the exclusivity of the iPad was particularly short-lived.

According to All Things D’s Peter Kafka, the Daily will be coming to Android tablets in the very near future. Citing inside sources, Kafka says the team over at the Daily is prepping for an Android tablet launch for the second quarter of this year.

When News Corp. launched the publication at the beginning of February, Rupert Murdoch said that this year and possibly next year would be iPad-only. However, based on the cost of the publication, it was reported that News Corp. would need 500,000 subscribers just to break even. If they’re having trouble hitting that number, it makes sense that they would need to launch on more devices to attract subscriptions.

Any Android users out there dying to get their hands on the Daily? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Never heard of it.
  • The word "Apple" near the top of the article text is highlighted in blue.

    When i hovered my mouse over it, an advert to "Get a hot date tonight!" was a bit concerning, what has apple come to?!
  • you know, i have to ask... how the hell does it cost, 30 million to develop, and how the hell they need, 2 million dollars to stay afloat... is it that hard to make a rss feed program for the ipad, and make a website only readable by subscribers, with it formated specifically for the ipad?

    give me 100k and ill make a compediter, and we will only need 10000 subscribers to pull in massive profits.