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NewsHog: News & Weather

by SoLoMob Inc.
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,049 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.2.7
  • Version 3.2.7
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B007GE0X3M
  • Release Date: March 2, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,049 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,902 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 aggregator on Amazon Appstore. 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 and offline reading that take the Google News experience to the next level.

NewsHog is a news reader 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.
* 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).

Like NewsHog on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newshog

Follow NewsHog on Twitter: https://twitter.com/newshogreader

Coming soon: 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. Not all channels 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: 4.2MB
  • Version: 3.2.7
  • 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 device 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., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
112 of 123 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome April 14, 2012
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I love the format of the news feeds! it is so easy to read that I find myself checking the news every time I open up my Kindle Fire.
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109 of 125 people found the following review helpful
It is an awesome app for News. A very simple interface to go through the news in a super fast way. I really like the text-to-speech feature, it helps me listen to the news when I am not able to read news. to control the app features by shaking the phone makes it easier to handle. I can read the news in a amazingly fast speed. 5 star worth app.
Update: recently baught galaxy note.text to speech was not shutting down and had to turn off the phone. But the latest update has fixed the problem beautifully. Now it works smoothly on my galaxy note as well. Thank you newshog for making this update. This app looks awesome on galaxy note. I am sticking with my 5 star rating, it's worth it.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good News : ) May 21, 2012
By kitti
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This is a wonderful news app for Kindle Fire. I love that I can get a quick look at the headlines then read the articles that catch my interest. I really enjoy the news reader feature when my "older " eyes get weary. Thank you Newshog for a great app : )
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe the Best! April 4, 2012
By L. Huss
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I have tried several news readers over the years. This one may be the best. Or maybe it just matches the way my mind works. At any rate I think you will like it.
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72 of 90 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars i prefer world newspapers but newshog's not bad July 19, 2012
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I'm a news reader big time. If the app is junk I delete it. I'm still with this 1. There's a lot to read out there!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good app BUT drains battery on Kindle tablet! March 31, 2012
By iDRMRSR
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I enjoyed this app quite a bit and used it for a couple of weeks, but since the 6.3 update came out for the KF, I've found this thing looping in the background, soaking up battery and wifi time. I downloaded a sysinfo app and was able to identify the Newshog app as the one that was draining the battery in a few hours while it was idle.

I'll be watching it closely. I did force close and restart it and it seems to be behaving now.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I didn't like at first January 5, 2013
By Gankaku
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At first I wasn't impressed with the looks of this app and deleted it. But I decided to give it a second chance when I read it had text to speech and also personalized topics. Interesting!
So another install and some tinkering around and I have to say that this is a pretty nifty tool. Sure I think some other apps look better but this one has some really cool features. If, like me, you aren't drawn to this app at first, give it a chance. I think you will change your mind about it!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Had to uninstall to keep it from reading out loud October 31, 2012
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I had to uninstall because at 5:27pm every day it would start reading out loud on my Kindle Fire. There was nothing in the set up menu to enable or disable reading out loud.
I like the basic set up but hate the automatic reading. I want to read quietly to myself.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good News Info
I like the way it is laid out when it appears on my Kindle. It has all kinds of interesting articles on news and entertainment.
Published 57 minutes ago by Mrs. A. A. Soukup
4.0 out of 5 stars Pictures Mismatched
Terrific app, but it consistently pairs the wrong pictures with stories. Fix this and I would add a star.
Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This has become my daily read.
Published 3 days ago by jeffrey holloway
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A good solid news app brings me all the news I want.
Published 3 days ago by Morgan Sheridan
3.0 out of 5 stars What a waste of time and space
It posts every story twice on the same page. What a waste of time and space
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Published 5 days ago by Jana Pav
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
GO TO THIS APP EVERY DAY!
Published 7 days ago by Kat
4.0 out of 5 stars this has been a nice app. I however am not a fan of ...
So far, this has been a nice app. I however am not a fan of the constant ads but it has been nice to have an overview of the news on the day.
Published 9 days ago by Pebbles
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great
Published 9 days ago by Cloesdoghouse
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible...but the closest thing to Google News on Amazon
Content will suddenly disappear or switch; gets photos to articles wrong (but that can be pretty funny sometimes); will display first paragraph of article several times then link... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Phil Meister
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Format
Love that I can either scroll thrum and just look at headlines; open for a summary or click the hyperlink and head to the full article.
Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
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