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
Please allow me to CHOOSE my news sources.
I don't get it. The desktop version allows me to customize my news sources by logging in. But you don't get this option at all in the mobile app. The only feature you get is the ability to add sections.
It's 2017. We all know mainstream news is biased. Google may not be picking the stories, but at this moment, Google IS picking the sources and sorting stories based on some type of algorithm that puts "certain" sources above others. And that still equals bias.
What's news and what's not.
What the app considers as top headlines is almost weighs as heavily as what's in each article. Lately, I have been coming across articles that look like news, but are instead someone's blog article. This is problematic as many could perceive someone's biased opinion as an official news source. All in all, Google News needs to work on its algorithms to only include reputable, journalistic articles. If they're focusing on what's trending, they should change the name of this app.
Best news aggregator
I have used this app for the longest time and love the access to unbiased, ad-free news. The weather info at the top of the page is convenient too.
- 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.