Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the product page in the online Android Market. The application can directly be downloaded and installed on the registered Android device from your PC, or you can download it from the Android Market on your Android device.
Wapedia isn't the only free Android app to access Wikipedia, but its extras make it a favorite. If you're patient, Wapedia will search for article matches as you type, which saves you some effort. Along with pulling in Wikipedia content, it also imports your article's photos and a collapsed table of contents that saves on space and helps you navigate around.
In addition to sharing articles with friends, you can read articles in a language other than your default, customize preferences, and read in full-screen mode. We appreciate the bookmark button that keeps tabs on articles for later viewing and also lists your history of searches.
If you're so inclined, the ad-supported Wapedia will show you featured content and popular articles, or pick one at random. Nor is it limited to Wikipedia. Wapedia also searches an encyclopedia's-worth of public wikis in multiple languages, including Wictionary, Commons (for royalty-free images), and LOLCat Bible.
We found Wapedia a mite sluggish in our 3G tests, but it loaded images and text for long articles quickly enough to keep coming back.
Wapedia is a fast way to access the 3 million Wikipedia articles and many other wikis from you Android phone. Its features include auto-completion for fast entry of article titles, full-screen reading (kiosk mode), many languages, and alternative wikis.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.5 includes bug fixes.