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NewsHog: News & Weather

by SoLoMob Inc.
Rated: All Ages
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Languages Supported: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Russian, Spanish

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.5.1
  • Fixed "popular" channel
  • Fixed facebook sharing issue
  • Summary is now off by default (change via Preferences)
  • Bug fixes

Product details

  • ASIN: B007GE0X3M
  • Release Date: 2 Mar. 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,247 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • 100+ preconfigured channels (top news, business, etc.), aggregating thousands of sources via Google News
  • Read full articles in reader mode, formatted beautifully for the mobile/tablet screen, or in browser mode
  • Consume news faster with a 100 word summary; Use Text to Speech to listen to news when you are on the go
  • Create custom channels for any keyword (eg. Olympics), city (eg. San Francisco CA) or zip code
  • Get instant access to articles pre-downloaded to save you time; all articles available for offline reading
  • Save articles for reading later; share to Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, etc.; filter read articles; and more

Product Description

Listed by USA TODAY among 25 Essential Kindle Fire Apps!

NewsHog is the most comprehensive, feature rich, free news and weather app on Google Play. NewsHog gives you the most news on any topic or location of your choice, aggregated via Google News. NewsHog has many advanced features such as summarization, reader mode, text to speech, offline reading and translation that take the Google News experience to the next level. NewsHog also provides weather forecasts for any location worldwide. NewsHog is a worthy replacement of the stock News and Weather app. Now you can also read a summary, save, share or listen to the latest news directly from your Android Wear watch!

NewsHog is a news app designed for avid news readers who want the latest news on their fingertips. Whether you are sitting down comfortably to read, or on-the-go, or even sleeping, NewsHog is there for you! Designed around the concept of channels (topics) rather than individual sources, NewsHog currently has more than 100 preconfigured channels (top news, business, technology, sports, etc.,) aggregating thousands of sources via Google News.

NewsHog also includes Google News Regional Editions for many countries, custom channels for any keyword, and even local news for any state, city or zip code. NewsHog is optimized for both phones and tablets, with a list layout for phones and optional grid and tile layouts for tablets.

Key Features:
* 100+ preset channels (tech, business, etc.), aggregated via Google News.
* Read full articles formatted beautifully for the mobile/tablet screen.
* Get instant access to articles pre-downloaded to save you time.
* Create custom channels for any keyword (eg. Olympics), or location.[2]
* Consume news faster with a 100 word summary of articles.[1]
* Use Text to Speech to listen to news when you are on the go.
* Articles are downloaded automatically for offline reading.
* Get weather forecasts for any location worldwide.
* Choose between list, grid and tile layout for 7" plus tablets.
* Choose between four color themes, including a night theme.
* Use Text to Speech Alarm to wake up to the latest news.
* Save articles for reading later within NewsHog or save to Pocket.
* Automatic country detection for Google News regional editions.[3]
* Share to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, email, Blogger, Tumblr, etc.
* Easily change font size in article view by pinching in article view.
* Shake phone/tablet to easily pause/play Text to Speech.
* Easily translate articles via Google Translate service.
* Swipe to easily change channel or read next article.
* Filter out read articles to only see unread articles, mark liked articles.
* Find articles containing any keyword using search option.
* News widget (home and lock screen) for easy access to the latest news.
* Shake device to bypass lockscreen and access NewsHog (optional).

Like NewsHog on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newshog
Follow NewsHog on Twitter: https://twitter.com/newshogreader

[1] Summarization is in beta and available only for a few US channels currently. It can be disabled via Preferences.
[2] Full articles in reader mode are not available currently for custom channels. However, website mobilization of custom channels is available.
[3] Region can also be selected manually from Preferences. Some channels may not have regional editions. Google News Regional editions currently available for USA, UK, India, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Philippines, Singapore, Ireland, Israel, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Italy.

Technical Details

Size: 5.9MB
Version: 3.5.1
Developed By: SoLoMob Inc. ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Read-only access to phone state
  • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
  • Open network sockets
  • Read or write the system settings
  • Broadcast an Intent to set an alarm for the user
  • Access the vibration feature
  • Access coarse (e.g. Mobile-ID, Wi-Fi) location
  • Access information about networks
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep the processor from sleeping or the screen from dimming
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app 28 Jan. 2013
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An app that generates news stories from a number of different sources (eg newspapers and the bbc). It's a bit like your own personal news magazine.

If you click on an article you are presented with a two or three paragraph summary of that story. You are then given the option of clicking a link for a more detailed version.

A really great source of UK and world based news and media stories.
Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars patsy 6 Mar. 2013
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Brilliant app up to date news and quite easy to use app the easiness helps you to go from one item to the other with no difficulty
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed Feelings 8 April 2013
By Mrs.D
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For the record, I'm using version 2.2.0. I imagine that will make a difference in the not-too-distant future.

I love anything that allows me to 'read' more, so I was thrilled that yet another app had come along to aide me in my quest. I'm still happy, but at the moment NewsHog is pretty buggy, and is missing features that would make it much friendlier for us, the end-users.

* It's supposed to hook up with Facebook, but when you are taken to Facebook via the Facebook icon, Facebook gives a message saying that NewsHog is not configured correctly.

* You can choose from an extensive list of news topics, as well as add your own. You can not, however, sort the order in which the topics appear.

* I am getting numerous error messages informing me that NewsHog has stopped running. Since the messages reoccur at irregular intervals without any intervention, it restarts itself in an attempt to continue running as the background app it's meant to be.

* One of its intended functions is to set off an alarm at your chosen time and start reading you the news. When I set the original alarm nothing happened. I reset the alarm for half ten, and it's just read me a list of articles from the solar power channel. This could be down to the fact that...

* I had to manually sync the categories I chose. It was my understanding that it was meant to do that itself, but the original time I'd set came and went without any articles appearing. Because of this, I downloaded the articles myself and reset the alarm time. I'm curious to know whether or not it updates the articles for the next alarm. I have it set to update every 6 hours.

* I have no idea how it chooses the category from which it reads headlines when the alarm goes off.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good 9 Dec. 2013
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This app is reasonably good have this on my galaxy ace phone no problems but on my kindle fire hd tablet no weather or certain newspapers headlines come up but when you click link nothing appears !!!. So for this morning reason only marking 4 stars could do better!!.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worldwide News 28 Feb. 2013
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With its selectable categories, I can keep up to date with my favourite interests including archaeology, astronomy,science, lifestyle and lots more, with just a tap on the hogs nose.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful tool 10 April 2013
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This app has proven to be very useful. It keeps me up to date with news stories from around the world as I rarely have the time or opportunity to watch the news on tv.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great news reader 14 April 2013
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Does what it says on the tin. Nicely summarizes the relevant stories and covers a wide range of subject matters. Will be interesting to see what an update does for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy as a pig in sh"t 22 May 2013
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This app is the bees knees, you can tailor it to suit your own feeds, laid out in an easy to read format and best of all its free unlike some other news source apps.
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