NewsHog: News & Weather

NewsHog: News & Weather

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*** Note: NewsHog is currently available in English, German, Spanish, Italian, French and Dutch only. ***

WINNER of 2013 Google Play Player's Choice Awards!

NewsHog is the most comprehensive, feature rich, free news 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. Now you can also read a summary, save, share or listen to the latest news directly from your Android Wear watch! NewsHog is a worthy replacement of the stock News and Weather app.

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 (especially 7" and 10" tablets like Nexus 7 and Nexus 10), with a list layout for phones and optional grid and tile layouts for tablets, similar to Flipboard or Google Currents.

Key Features:

* 100+ preset channels (tech, business, etc.), aggregated via Google News.

* Read full articles formatted beautifully for the mobile/tablet screen.

* 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.

* Create custom channels for any keyword (eg. Olympics), or location.[2]

* Get instant access to articles pre-downloaded to save you time.

* Articles are downloaded automatically for offline reading.

* 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).

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Coming soon: New side drawer UI, ability to add individual sources such as CNN News, BBC, USA Today, etc., Reader mode for custom channels, and more!

[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.

NewsHog is NOT an official app of Google News and is not affiliated with Google.

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Recently changed in this version

Version 3.2.7
Performance improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.2.4
Fixed battery drainage issue seen on some devices
Android Wear integration: Read summary, save, share, listen to the latest news directly from your Android Wear watch!
Bug fixes

Version 3.2.2
Improved notifications for Jellybean+, listen, save, share article directly from notification.
Bug fixes

Version 3.1.5
Added ability to reorder channels
Increased white space for better readibility
Other UI enhancements and bug fixes

Comments and ratings for NewsHog: News & Weather
  • (67 stars)

    by Joellen Finch on 24/10/2014

    Daily news with wide choice of categories.

  • (67 stars)

    by Yerbol Nisanbayev on 23/10/2014

    I wish the app had shown longer views of the article, so that I wouldn't need to open the browser to read the full version.

  • (67 stars)

    by Stephen Miller on 22/10/2014

    Thumbnail Images are always wrong, high concentration of news from India, otherwise great app.

  • (67 stars)

    by James Sodek on 21/10/2014

    very good, lots of different sites, lots of different subjects

  • (67 stars)

    by Frank Palaia on 21/10/2014


  • (67 stars)

    by Jackie Perri on 20/10/2014

    I like this much better than other news apps I have used. This has all the breaking news and you can browse by category for recent news, as well.

  • (67 stars)

    by Samuel Uadiale on 20/10/2014