Extra, Extra, read all about it with these great Android apps.
Keeping informed on the go is one of the many things that our smartphones are incredible tools for. During the every day hustle and bustle it's easy to ignore the world around you, but the news is everywhere. Including on your phone.
Android has a plethora of great apps to choose from thanks to the massive selection in the Google Play Store. But if you're looking to get your daily news fix, we recommend you check out this little lot.
For many, Flipboard is the default news app for Android. It's been around for a while and was one of the first apps to make reading the news less boring with its image-heavy, magazine-style layout.
One of the other merits to Flipboard is its customization. It's your news, your way. So beyond selecting topic areas of interest, you can also add in your own feeds so you're missing out on nothing.
Flipboard still to this day makes reading the news a pleasure.
2. USA Today
If you like your daily news with an American flavor, then the USA Today app should be right up your street. It's bright and colorful to look at and packed with large images. It grabs your attention, visually, and doesn't let go.
And it's packed with just about everything you could want. News, sports, weather, celebrity gossip, photo galleries, even offline support so you can download your articles before heading out of cellular range. You can even keep up with the day's news without reaching for your phone with Android Wear support.
3. Google News and Weather
If all you want is a simple app to show you the headlines and maybe the daily weather, check out Google News and Weather. It pulls in sources from Google's vast network that includes aggregated 65,000 publications.
It lacks some of the customization available elsewhere but it's a more 'no-frills' approach to serving you the headlines. And it has a nifty looking dark theme, too, if you like those.
4. MSN News
Microsoft's news app is actually pretty good, though it may also have slipped your attention so far. If you have a Microsoft account you can sign in and keep your customizations in sync across devices, which includes your Windows 10 PC.
It's got a vast library of sources to pull content from and allows you to follow topics you're most interested in. Whether that's a sports team, a celebrity, a particular subject area of interest, the MSN News app will take good care of you.
5. BBC News
Britain's national broadcaster delivers the news around the globe through round-the-clock TV broadcasts, but it also has itself a pretty nice Android app to deliver what's going on in the world today.
It'll also deliver that round-the-clock video coverage, though that might be dependent on location. Otherwise you're looking at breaking news, a wide range of topics to follow and an offline mode so you can catch up on a plane or on the morning commute on the London Underground.
6. Yahoo News Digest
If you want the quick run down of the days' events but want it as quickly as possible, Yahoo News Digest is one for you. It's a little region-limited, but where you can use it this app will serve you curated headlines in the form of a digest twice a day.
You can set the times you want to see them, the app will then give you a notification when they're ready. Each story has been produced from multiple sources and has some background thrown in from places like Wikipedia. If you're hungry for more, you can always get a little extra after you've finished your digest.
7. AP Mobile
If you want breaking news from one of the most highly-regarded organizations in the business — the Associated Press — then this is the one for you. Real-time updates of breaking events around the globe and a decent looking app and widget await inside. AP Mobile as very few little frills, just the news you want, when you want it.
And it's available in English and Spanish, which is a nice touch.
If you prefer to get your news delivered in RSS form, Feedly is pretty much the default choice these days. Rising from the ashes of the Google Reader shut down, Feedly has evolved and refined its service and app, and it's a pretty good choice all round.
Feedly also integrates with Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Buffer, OneNote, Pinterest and LinkedIn for social sharing of all the things and the app itself is a pretty good reading experience. It's pretty light and snappy these days and it doesn't try to cram too much in.
9. News Republic
One of News Republic's best features is its 'smart' capabilities, meaning it learns your preferences as you use it. Then, in turn, caters more to your individual tastes without you having to set your own preferences.
Apart from that it delivers breaking news headlines in a well-designed, easy-to-use application and can also be used to create your own daily news digest. There's a lot crammed in, like RSS support, and with so much going on it's definitely one for the news junkies out there.
So, those are our best picks, but what about yours? If you've got a particular favorite not mentioned on this list be sure to drop it into the comments below!