LinkedIn has had an iPhone app since 2008, but an Android version of LinkedIn was released today for business. In a statement released on the company’s blog, Chad Whitney said that:

” The LinkedIn Mobile team is excited to announce the availability of LinkedIn for Android version 1.0.  The app is available in the Google Marketplace or from our website: Download LinkedIn for Android ”

LinkedIn for Android includes a full, rich feature set designed to bring the most useful features of LinkedIn to your business smartphone. The application features six modules, each with a user experience designed from the ground up for Android devices:

Updates. View and share crucial business intelligence and updates with your network. Perfect for those spare moments between meetings.

Search. Search across over 100 million global professionals, and get the answer back in seconds. We’ve implemented a unified search across both your direct connections and the entire LinkedIn network.

Connections. LinkedIn is your address book in the cloud. Get quick access to any of your connections to get their up-to-date profile information, and the ability to send them a message immediately.

Invitations. Why wait to get back to your desk? Accept outstanding invitations immediately.

Messages. Messaging is one of the reasons that Android owners love their devices, and we’ve worked hard to integrate your LinkedIn Inbox.

Reconnect. You can’t leverage your network if you don’t build it. This module brings suggestions for new connections to you anytime. Now you can build your network from anywhere, in seconds.

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