Latte-Sipping, Arugula-Eating Android Users Will Soon Enjoy NPR News App

The Android Market continues to grow. On the heels of yesterday's addition of Yelp comes National Public Radio's NPR News app, expected to hit later this month. It'll also be using Android to do things its iPhone counterpart simply can't.

On Android, the NPR News app will be open and fully customizable by member stations and users. That means local stations can include their own content, not just the main NPR feed. You'll also be able to stream NPR content in the background while using other smartphone functions, something Apple doesn't permit.

It's exciting to see developers take full advantage of the Android mobile OS instead of just making copycats of their existing iPhone versions. Especially if it eventually forces Apple to loosen their grip to stay competitive. [PaidContent via All Things D]