The 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue didn’t just land on newsstands today, it’s now also available on your pre ICS Android device. For those of you who have a membership to the magazine you probably already know you can access the weekly publications on the app at any time you want. All you need to do is download the free app, sign in, and your on your way to an enriched, sports filled mobile experience. What you may not have known is that the swimsuit issue is also available on your Android device and comes complete with added video, a collection of songs and more. You can also use a printed copy and use the free SI Viewer app that activates the videos by focusing your phones camera on the designated images. Somewhat similar to augmented reality, when your phones camera detects a certain code embedded in the picture, the correlating video fires up instantly. Now you can get more up close and personal with the models during their photo shoot (too bad it’s at the price of watching a bunch of cross promotion with Direct TV), and get a better glimpse at the hotties in real live-action. This ain’t your dads swimsuit issue that you sneaked off with when you were a kid.
A few of the bonus features having the swimsuit issue on your Android device is that it contains 65 streaming videos, scrollable text and galleries, and 360-degree rotating models (sadly, zooming is limited). One thing to keep in mind is that about a third of the video content is restricted only to the tablet edition so if you’ve got an Android slate I recommend using that.
If you aren’t a subscriber to the magazine don’t feel bad because you can pick up your very own SI Swimsuit Issue from newsstands now, or you could opt for the digital version from the Android Market for $6.99. Now you too can have your personal one-on-one time with this years Sports Illustrated swimsuit models in the privacy of your own home. Download links below.