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IMDb app now available for Android-based devices

June 30, 2010 |  5:35 pm

There's more good news for users of smart phones that run on Google Inc.'s Android operating system. Imdb app  

IMDb, the definitive database for all-things movies, announced on Wednesday that it has finally brought its mobile application to Android OS.

According to the company, the free app includes access to information on more than 1.5 million movie and television shows. Users can also access content related to the more than 3.2 million celebrities and crew members involved in the entertainment business.

But the IMDb app is more than just information-based. The program includes access to movie trailers, user reviews, and even critics' reviews of different movies and shows. Users can also see local movie show times in their area.

IMDb's app joins a growing number of highly-touted iPhone apps that are making their way to Android. Recently, Amazon announced that its e-reader Kindle app is finally available to Android owners.

If nothing else, the increase in the number of Android apps shows that Google's mobile platform is more of an iPhone contender than Apple might want to admit.

-- Don Reisinger