Best Free Android News Aggregators
A news aggregator is software which collates news,
weblog posts, and other information from the web so that they can be
read in a central place for fast, convenient viewing. Given the
plethora of news sources that are available on the net, news
aggregators play a vital role in enabling surfers to find breaking
news and articles of particular interest.
Mobile devices are particularly useful to keep up with the
latest news whilst on the move. However, given the patchy WiFi and 3G
connections when out and about, visiting individual websites can be far
too time-consuming (and also expensive if you are paying per MB).
Fortunately, there is a wide range of Android news aggregator software
which helps to make reading news and articles on the move a truly
In this article, we identify the best free news aggregators
that are available on the Android platform. It is important to
appreciate that some news aggregator apps can be very demanding on
battery life, so we have chosen quality apps that are also mindful
of the need to keep background network activity to a minimum.
There are a number of different file formats which information
publishers use. The most frequent ones are RSS and Atom.
RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication. It is a defined
standard based on XML with the specific purpose of delivering updates
to web-based content.
Using this standard, webmasters provide headlines and fresh
content in a succinct manner. Meanwhile, consumers use RSS readers and
news aggregators to collect and monitor their favorite feeds in one
centralized program or location.
So, let's explore the 10 news aggregators at hand.
For each application we have compiled its own portal page,
providing screenshots of the software in action, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with
links to relevant resources and reviews. We give our highest
recommendation to gReader, Pulse and my6sense, but all of the news
aggregators below are worth investigating.
||The ultimate in newsreader simplicity
in a grid with side-scrolling panels, headlines and thumbnails
||Uses the Digital Intuition personal ranking technology
newsreader from Google
||Inspirational, stylish, and one of the
easiest news readers to use
Reader client with two way background sync
||Built-in feed search is a notable feature of this app
simple and basic RSS reader
||Social news reader that collates interesting news
access to your Google Reader articles and podcasts
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Last Updated Monday, August 29 2011 @ 11:32 AM EDT