Here is a handy static method to retrieve a thumbnail from a url and return a bitmap that can be used in your Android app e.g. assigned to an ImageView in your ListView or some other Layout.

public static Bitmap getBitmapFromURL(String src) {
    try {
        URL url = new URL(src);
        HttpURLConnection connection = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
        InputStream input = connection.getInputStream();
        Bitmap myBitmap = BitmapFactory.decodeStream(input);
        return myBitmap;
    } catch (IOException e) {
        return null;