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Reddit is finally launching an official Android app

Reddit is one of the most trafficked websites on the planet, but its official presence on our mobile phones has been limited.

Fortunately, the company has now admitted that a custom-built Android app is in the works.

Reddit’s new CEO Steve Huffman has just revealed than an Android app is “under active development” in an update thread on the website.

“I normally don’t like talking about things before they’re ready, but because many of you are asking what’s going on, and have been asking for a long time before my arrival, I’ll share what we’re up to,” explains Huffman.

The CEO confirmed that the app is being built in-house, and that it’s been in development for a while:

“It was already in progress when I arrived, and it’s coming along nicely.”

There are a number of third-party Reddit apps available for Android, but an official app has always been a sticking point for the site.

Reddit launched an official iOS app back in October 2014, after the company acquired third-party Reddit app ‘Alien Blue’.

Alien Blue was the most popular reddit app for iPhones and iPads prior to acquisition, and has retained its name following the buy-out – albeit with ‘reddit official client’ branding.

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It’s worth noting that Reddit does have an app on Android already, however it’s solely dedicated to advertising Ask Me Anything threads.

As such, no content outside of AMAs can be accessed using the app.

Unfortunately, Huffman didn’t reveal a release date for the upcoming Reddit Android app.

If all this app talk has got you hankering for a new handset, check out our smartphone group test video below:

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