May 22 AT 8:00 AM Christopher Earle 8 Comments

NubiNews: A High Performance News Aggregator

One of the many reasons people buy smart phones is to read the news. For news junkies, the T-Mobile Android G1 with Google is either a Godsend or a reason to develop another 12-step program for news addiction. As an unrepentant news junkie, one of the first things I did with my G1 was to add shortcuts to my favorite news sources.

Then I downloaded the NubiNews reader. NubiNews aggregates most of my favorite news sites into a single place. The stories load quickly and are very easy to read and scroll through. NubiNews articles are the full articles and are available with the original images and illustrations. It supports sites in English, Chinese and Japanese. English sites supported by the reader are as follows:

  • BBC
  • CNN
  • Fox News
  • Los Angeles Times
  • New York Daily News
  • The New York Times
  • Reuters
  • Yahoo! News
  • H1N1 Flu News Via Google
  • Yahoo! Finance
  • Android Phone Fans
  • Engadget
  • Gizmodo
  • LinuxDevices
  • The Register
  • BBC Sports
  • Yahoo! Sports
  • BusinessWeek
  • Car and Driver
  • The Economist
  • The Weather Channel

The speed and responsiveness of the reader is really good. Before downloading the app, it would take me most of a 30 minute train ride to get through The New York Times. Because the articles load so quickly, I get through The New York Times, BBC and parts of The Economist or LinuxDevices.

The price of NubiNews is outstanding. It is free. For news junkies who read a number of different news sources, NubiNews is an excellent reader at an excellent price. One of the highest compliments that I can pay an app is to simply say that it works. NubiNews works consistently and quickly, every time, and for every news source.

NubiNews Reader for Android
Version: 2.8
Developed By: NubiNews
Price: FREE
Filesize: 337KB
Christopher Earle has been working as a freelance writer since 1987. He currently lives in the Denver, Colorado area with his wife, son, and their two cats. He has been a fan of open source software for many years.

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