Must Have Android Apps: Apps for News

Somethings in life have a price attached to them, while some come free. Some deserve to have the price attached but some definitely don't. In the list of those that should come free, are mobile phone applications for getting the latest news. Wherever you are, you should have the liberty to connect to the news app and get news from across the globe. With regard to news apps, I know of a few international news agencies that have developed some interesting apps, and am now eagerly waiting for Indian agencies and news broadcast companies to follow suit.

Well, today what we have is a list of apps that can help you get news from anywhere, irrespective of whether you’re on the move or lazing around at home. Enjoy the list and let me know if there could be any additions.

World Newspapers
Developer: Abhishek Kumar

This is one app that has all the news feeds. Be it Indian or international, technology or lifestyle, fashion or environment, this is an all-in-one arsenal for keeping you up-to-date on current affairs. This app has a Favourites tab where you can view news feeds of your preference. The categories that you could choose include Magazines, Web news, Fun/Social/Popular, Other Countries news, and Android news as well. This app also has an option of putting RSS feeds from the Google Feed reader or any other feed aggregator.

New York Times
The New York Times Company

The most read newspaper has an app now and it's here on Android. The New York Times Android version is a superb mobile newspaper app that gives you all the information that you need from the US and around the world. The first app was designed for the iPod/iPad/iPhone, which was a big hit with more than two million downloads. The app is pretty simple to use and refreshes on its own. It also has a home screen widget, which shows the news to flash as it happens. It also has a tab that incorporates categories like Latest, Popular, World and Saved. The main screen has US, politics, NY/region, Business, Technology etc. Get it off the Android Market for free.

News India
Nuvus Technologies

The News India app is the app that will get you news from any newspaper available in India. Some have WAP sites, while some actually have neatly presented news items. This app is pretty solid but in terms of connection and refreshing, it's just a bit slow. It runs smoothly on Wi-Fi but on Edge it slackens a bit. The interface is neat and tidy with images as well, which are pretty high-res. It is however, a little better than the World newspapers because it has a better layout and seems like a better planned app.

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Published Date: Oct 02, 2010 10:47 am | Updated Date: Oct 02, 2010 10:47 am