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Source: a Material Design news reader from EvolveSMS dev

With a ton of news readers on Android, especially those that use the same news sources, differentiation can be a bit difficult. Considering that functionality is almost always the same, such apps nowadays compete on the design. Using the principles of Material Design, Klinker Apps, makers of the popular apps such as Talon for Twitter, EvolveSMS and the new Blur Launcher, has announced Source, a news reader whose beauty lies in its simplicity.

Google updates News and Weather app to look like Google Now

In keeping up with the transformation of its basic apps into their “Material” design language, Google has now updated the look of its News and Weather app. The panel and card-type design now makes the app, which is built-in for some devices, look like Google Now. It also seems to be more competitive now with other news apps like Flipboard, News360 and even Google’s own Google Play Newsstand.

Stop the presses! Top 5 news readers for Android

Thanks to the Internet and mobile devices, we live in a world where we get an almost never-ending flow of news available at our fingertips. So much so that now our problem is how to best handle that flood of information rushing towards us. News readers have become not just our source but also our filter and our shield, not just letting us choose the news and topics that we do want while keeping others at bay, they also give a bit of a visual flair to those bits of information, making the reading experience more pleasurable and engaging. Here are our top 5 picks for news readers on Android.

Google updates Drive and Newsstand with new widgets, better performance

Google has updated two apps, with both Drive and Newsstand seeing improvement tweaks. The cloud storage solution is getting a quicker way to scan and upload, while Newsstand gains support for more languages. Both also come with the ubiquitous ‘bug fixes’, but also important and timely updates to increase usage.

Feedly for Android brings focus on speed, also fixes some bugs

The latest update for Feedly has arrived in the Google Play Store. For those keeping track in terms of numbers, this is Feedly 18 and it brings a focus on reading speed as well as a handful of other features and bug fixes. And in addition to the details for this update, there was also a bit of teasing for Feedly 19 with a reminder of that being available in the beta channel. For now though, we can keep the focus on Feedly 18.
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