5 Awesome News Applications For Android To Keep You In The Know

The world is a big place and a lot can happen in the blink of an eye. While it is easy to obsess over the latest happening, being informed is not a bad thing. There are a lot of very popular news sources and there are some lesser known sources. Most of the applications on this list will let you add your favorite blogs or other preferred news sources to the stream of information you see.

1. News Republic

News Republic is a one of the most beautiful apps on the list. The home screen is tiled with the top news stories from your feeds. You can personalize the feed categories and choose the default content providers. There is also an option to add hot topics to your home screen tiles. These are trending topics like the Republican Party, Apple, Euro, Petroleum and others.


2. Pulse News

Pulse News is one of the most popular apps in the Google Play Store. Not only does Pulse let you read the current news from the preloaded sites, you can add your own blogs and other news sites. Think of Pulse as half news and half RSS reader.

When you are adding your news sources, Pulse lets you make extra pages so you can organize a bit. The tiles are similar to News Republic but the stories are laid out in rows versus clicking on the topic and seeing the new stories.


3. Sky News

Sky news is a super popular UK and world news application. When you install Sky News on your Android, you not only have news coming to you, there is an option to send in your own newsworthy stories to them.

There is a whole lot of video to watch if you have the time or ambition. You can also read the lastest news as it is breaking. Sky News is not available in the US.


4. Congress

When you live in the US, there are a lot of reasons you may want to know what Congress is doing. Currently the build up to see who will run in the next presidential election is happening. You can favorite your local Congressional representative, bills they are sponsoring and other information to keep you abreast to information  that affects you or your business.

There is also a possibility you are the kind of person who thinks the government is trying to pull one over on you and others. This is a good way to see what Congress is hiding in plain sight.


5. Onion News Network

The Onion is just plain funny. If you haven’t checked out the paper or the videos on Youtube, you are missing out. The ONN app is sure to bring you a chuckle by taking real news stories and adding a comical twist. The headlines alone are enough to make you laugh out loud.

The ONN app is packed with lots and lots of videos and shows. If you are a fan of news and comedy shows like The Corbert Report, download this one.



When you have the urge to get news on any topic you may be interested in, there are a lot of different Android news apps out there to feed your need. Depending on what you are interested in, you may find something predesigned for your tastes or you can customize something to make your ultimate news source fit in your pocket.

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Trevor Dobrygoski
Trevor Dobrygoski

Trevor is a freelance writer covering topics ranging from the Android OS to free web and desktop applications. When he is not writing about mobile productivity, He is coaching and playing the world's greatest game... Soccer.

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