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

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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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    Anonymous , February 25, 2011 12:46 AM
    Never heard of it.
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    joytech22 , February 25, 2011 1:13 AM
    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?!
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    alidan , February 25, 2011 2:31 AM
    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.
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    house70 , February 25, 2011 11:12 AM
    I still don't get my news from the corp. media, so it doesn't matter to me.
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    chronicbint , February 25, 2011 3:23 PM
    Dont be silly, Android users dont pay for things. :) 
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , February 25, 2011 4:47 PM
    Well they should not let it be a monopoly for too long or else Rupert Murdoch may lose too much money out of this deal...
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , February 25, 2011 4:49 PM
    Hey wtreyrey...Your prices are so much of a rip off,that you'll never see me go to your site...
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , February 25, 2011 4:51 PM
    Hey wtreyrey,you should pay someone else to do your adds for you & you may make more money...
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    Snipergod87 , February 25, 2011 6:33 PM
    Bah msot of it will probably be from The Republican Party New Network... er I mean FOX News
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    g00fysmiley , February 25, 2011 6:49 PM
    hey wish i was wealthy... the spammers don't return to read comments they jsut post adds and that is it ;so you're wasting your effort typing to them just report it and move on :D 
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    lemon88 , February 26, 2011 12:08 AM
    Yeah, I also read the news that News Corp. has decided to extend the free trial. This would be good, and wise strategy!
    $0.99 a week or $39.99 per year, not expensive, an acceptable price!
    I think the free or affordable apps always popular, such as this list: http://www.ifunia.com/articles/top-10-best-mac-video-encoding-apps-download.html
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    Anonymous , March 7, 2011 7:59 PM
    Yeah right. Paying money to subscribe to something that sounds like an ipad magazine version of fox news would be like paying for an app that would administer painful electrical shocks when you "touch the logo". I wonder if there are video adds of Glenn Beck selling gold between each article.
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