Android applications are developed specifically for Android OS devices and are available in the Android "Market", preinstalled on most Android devices, allowing users to browse and download apps published by third-party developers.

Beginning in September 2011, Linux Journal began offering a custom Android app. The app itself is free to all and includes one sample issue of the magazine as well as a constantly updated feed of news and stories. All paid Linux Journal subscribers also receive access to read their monthly issue from within the Android app as a part of their regular subscription.

Android App Edition FAQ

Q. Where do I download the Android app?

A. http//

Q. I am not a subscriber. Can I still use the app?

A. Yes. Non-subscribers have access to our September 2011 issue free of charge so they can test-drive the magazine on their Android device, and individual isses are available for purchase. There is also a continually updated feed of news and stories that is pushed out to the app for all to read.

Q. I am a subscriber and I have downloaded the Android app. Now what?

A. Login with the e-mail address we have on file for your subscription and you will receive access to your subscription's issues. If you have any trouble logging in, please e-mail us at and we'll get you fixed up right away.

Q. Once a new issue becomes available to me in the Android app will I have off-line access to it?

A. Yes. Once you download an issue of the magazine it is on your device and yours to read offline.

Q. Are back issues of Linux Journal available on the Android app?

A. The Android app has magazines dating back to the September 2011 issue. Subscribers, remember you can always access our PDF back issue library here (you'll need to login).

Q. Can I buy single issues of Linux Journal from within the Android app?

A. Yes.

Q. If I subscribe to Linux Journal from within the Android app will I receive access to all other formats of the magazine?

A. Yes. However, it may take up to 72 hours for your Android app subscription to become active on other devices.

Q. Is the Linux Journal Android app available in Amazon's Android Appstore?

A. Yes.

Q. Can I see a sample of the magazine in the Android app before buying?

A. Yes. We invite you to sample our September 2011 issue free of charge. It will automatically load load for you once you download the app.

Q. I have an Android app-related question not answered here. Can you help me?

A. Yes! Please e-mail us your question and we'll do our best to get you an answer. If it's a commonly asked question, we'll also post it here.