BBC News Mobile for Windows Phone has been bumped to version 4.1, which we believe to be a minor update to alert consumers that the app will be shutting down soon due to the entanglement with the BBC. Developer Lawrence Gripper has published a public beta for a new app to take BBC News Mobile's place, called Paper Boy. When launching BBC News Mobile after updating, a warning screen (pictured above) is displayed, linking to the Paper Boy beta.
Paper Boy, as we've covered before, is a fully featured app that pulls stories from not only the BBC, but you’ve also got ArsTechnica, Wired, TechCrunch, the Washington Post, Financial Times, Reuters, and more. Be sure to check out the public beta of Paper Boy to relay feedback back to Lawrence Gripper on Twitter or the UserVoice.
You can download the free, public beta of Paper Boy from the Windows Phone Store. Thanks to everyone who tipped us!