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Breaking News

by NBC News Digital LLC

Price: Free Download
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
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  • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
  • Access the vibration feature
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Latest updates

What's new in version 3.6.12
  • - Fixed issue with connection error when loading items
  • - Fixed issue with widget not refreshing
  • - Fixed issue with crashing when receiving alerts

Product details



Product features

  • See lightning-fast updates from news sources around the globe
  • Get a proximity alert when a big story breaks near your location
  • Discover when news breaks in your favorite topics
  • Hide stories you don't want to see with a tap of your finger

Product description

Get a jump on the news with Breaking News, the fastest source of reliable reporting in the world. Trusted by the largest newsrooms and governments, Breaking News surfaces stories in seconds -- even breaking stories near you, wherever you go.

Now you can join our global community and help people around you by sharing a tip when you see a breaking story.

Here's what you can do with the Breaking News app:

• Discover when news breaks 14 minutes ahead of other news apps on average
• See verified reporting from social media and hundreds of news sources
• Get just the alerts you want by following what's important to you
• NEW: Quickly tip people around you when you see news nearby
• NEW: See news and tips near you and avoid potential danger or delays
• Receive a proximity alert when a major story breaks near your location
• Watch live video from the scene of breaking stories
• Get inside guidance from our 24/7 editorial team
• Alert your friends over Facebook, Twitter, text and email
• See news and get alerts on your Android Wear device
• Do everything with no registration required!

"Indispensable" - The Verge
"The best app I have" - U.S. Senator John McCain
"Gold standard for news aggregation" - Fast Company
"Best apps to catch breaking news" - Wall Street Journal

If you have any issues or suggestions, please email us at support@breakingnews.com and we'll get back to you right away.

Technical details

Size: 7.6MB
Version: 3.6.12
Developed By: NBC News Digital LLC ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
  • Access the vibration feature
  • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
  • Broadcast sticky intents
  • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
  • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Read only access to device state
  • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
  • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3.3
Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

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