Top 5 Nexus 5 news apps

Mobile & tablets

by Ben Sullivan| 30 January 2014

As Facebook releases its 'Paper' news app, CBR takes a look at the best news-reading apps currently on the Play store for your Nexus 5.

Facebook has announced its own news app this week, which will pitch against already established stalwarts of the genre such as Flipboard and Google Currents. It promises a full-screen layout, from where you can pick your own topics of interests like science or photography. Facebook says the news will come from well-known sources as well as "emerging voices", and says that it will ensure trusted publications are easy to spot within the mishmash of information.

In this list, CBR picks out five top news apps already available on Google Play, try them all out and see which one suits you best.


1. Flipboard

You just can't beat the sheer beauty of Flipboard, especially on a beautiful new Nexus 5. You can add to your profile what genres or sites you want to be in your virtual 'newspaper' and then flick through them like you would a real paper. It's good-looking, useful, and even supports integration with your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. You can add stories to your own 'magazine' for later reading, and fetch story shorts for offline reading at a later time. I tried out a few news apps apart from this one, including Pulse, one this one just blows the competition straight out of the water, and the flipping animations on the powerful Nexus 5 make it a breeze.

 

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