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Syfy Launches Android Apps For Online Blogs

Syfy.com's online blogs Blastr and Dvice will now be available for smartphones running Google's Android OS system, the network announced Monday.

The network also announced that Apple's iTunes Store apps for Blastr, which offers science fiction- themed news, video interviews and movie trailers, and Dvice - which reports on the latest scientific advances - will receive updated versions for the iPhone, iPod, iTouch and iPad.

Both Blastr and Dvice have over 225,000 combined installs to date and generate over 5 million average monthly page views, said the network.

"Our Blastr and Dvice apps have been hugely popular on the iPhone and iPad, and users have also been clamoring for an Android version, said Craig Engler, senior vice president and general manager for Syfy Digital in a statement. "Today we're excited to launch both apps on the Android platform and, as always, they're 100% free to our audience."

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.