Today Wikipedia announced the availability of their official Wikipedia Application for Google's open source Android mobile operating system also known as Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). With the new app for the online encyclopedia users can search the entire Wikipedia site as well as find articles for nearby points of interest. Articles can be saved to a user's device for offline viewing or shared using the Android "Share" function, allowing users to send an article via, for example, email or text message. Previously Wikipedia released their official application "Wikipedia Mobile" for iTunes App Store, iOS devices like the iPhone.
The official Wikipedia app for Android is available to download from the Android Market and requires Android 2.2 "Froyo" or later.