An anonymous reader writes: I'm surprised that the media hasn't seemed to have picked up on this.
Though the New York Times apparently spent $25 million on its paywall, they probably should have spent a few bucks on improving their Android app.
When it was free, the app was relatively stable and functional. Now that it costs just over $15 a month, it has become unusable. For me, it crashed several times a day, runs constantly, and uses an enormous amount of battery. The best part is when you try to send an error report, it crashes even more frequently. I love the Times, and would gladly pay for the app (though more like $10 a month) if they could get the app working. Countless users in the Android Market are experiencing the same issue.
It's not often that a company's paid product is of far inferior quality to the free app. Here's hoping if they can't fix it, they go back to the old version soon. There has to be thousands of potential paying customers who are finding other news sources right now because they can stand how bad the latest version of the NYT app is. It amazes me they could have overlooked this issue considering they apparently spent a very long time (and lots of money) prepping they paywall,