The free app, featuring the BBC's breaking news and broadcast content, launched last May on Android smartphones, along with small tablets running older versions of Google's OS.
Developed by an in-house BBC team, the latest edition of the app offers a version optimised for larger-screen tablets, including devices running Android's Honeycomb 3.0 and above, such as Samsung's popular Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Smaller 7.1-inch Android tablets will continue to receive the standard app, said the BBC.
In a blog post, BBC Future Media mobile product manager Kate Milner said the new version of the app "offers a simple way of navigating through the key news sections in both landscape and portrait mode".
She added: "You can personalise these to suit your interests; we've made it easy to share stories and the app also provides on-demand video within stories, in both 3G and WiFi.
"We'll be offering the News Channel live in a later release. We're also working on homescreen widgets."
Following its release on Apple's iPhone and iPad in July 2010, the BBC News app racked up 560,000 downloads in its opening week, and has gone on to attract more than 3m downloads in the UK, and a further 3m overseas.
The Android version for smartphones and tablets has also been downloaded in excess of 3m times since it launched last year.
"Growing numbers of people are accessing BBC News on mobiles and tablets. In an average week, the BBC News sites and apps are visited by around 9.7m users worldwide on mobile and tablet devices. That represents about 26% of the total," said Milner.
"The BBC News product development team will be working on further mobile and tablet improvements over the coming year."
BBC Worldwide, the corporation's commercial arm, plans to launch an Android version of the BBC News app soon for overseas audiences.