Google News & Weather
By Google, Inc.
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Your comprehensive and personalized view of headline stories and local news & weather.
° Coverage from 75,000 publications
◦ Instant-load read experience with AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages)
◦ Headlines carousel - quickly browse headlines, tap to read, swipe to read next. iPhone, iPad only. iOS 9 and up only.
° Simple swipe-access to categories such as Top Stories, Technology, Sports & Weather
° Tune your layout with any of 60 country-specific editions and personalized news sections such as ‘Hollywood’, ‘NASA’, ‘Fashion’, or anything else that catches your fancy
° Tap any story for a deep selection of viewpoints, including in-depth articles, Opinion, and local perspectives
What's New in Version 1.18.980
- iOS 10 support
- Various enhancements and bug fixes
- Note: Apple Watch is no longer supported as of this release
Unable to customize news sources like on desktop version
The bias in modern journalism is atrocious and even worse with fake news.
Still, Google is not doing anything to give readers an ability to filter it out. Instead, they hide behind their algorithm instead of addressing the problem. It makes no sense why they haven't extended the same customization to the mobil app that is already available on desktop.
There's plenty of business news to cover, but instead all I see, everyday, in every section, is anti-trump rhetoric or news stories about an upcoming iPhone.
Come on Google, get your head in the game!
Need to control sources
Simply put I would like to control news sources. Not all sources are created equally. I can mostly do that on my desktop but not in the app
Cannot read Washington post
Two main problems
1) About a third of the links are to Washington Post; however, none of those links works. It shows Washington Post banner on top, an empty page below, and an ad at the bottom (ad = mission accomplished)
It also breaks the link back to the main page, forcing user to close the app and restart. Clunky and annoying to deal with.
2) Several links to weird, biased, fluff, or fake news websites, like Christian Science Monitor.
- previous reviews below -
Just linking to news articles on other websites. Google's involvement is minimal.
Upon clicking on links I see "entire page" covered in an ad or simply blank ad space. Many links are bogus and do not lead to news articles, only ads.
They source news from reputable and irreputable sources alike. There is Reuters, but also Christian Science Monitor.
- Category: News
- Updated: Jan 10, 2017
- Version: 1.18.980
- Size: 30.8 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malayalam, Norwegian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © Google Inc. 2016
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.