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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  • Michael

    This looks decent, but I will say that I’m a little disappointed that there isn’t a better Google Reader app (or really, one at all) for Android yet. If this app doesn’t sync with Reader, then it’s basically useless to me.

    Having to go to the website when I wanna read my feeds is time consuming, and the interface isn’t all that great. It works, but not well.

    I really hope that Google plans to integrate Reader support into Android at some point.

    Anyone know anything about something like that?

    • Mariano Kamp

      I wrote NewsRob that syncs with Google Reader.
      And another Android app doing something similar is Greed.
      You can find both in the Android Market.

    • David Schronce

      You’ll be looking for PaperDroid – syncs with Google Reader perfectly

  • Taylor Wimberly

    I expect we will see an official Google Reader app on Android this year.

    In the mean time, I have been using the mobile version of Reader. I posted a guide several months ago, but it should still work.

    • Michael

      Huh, okay, I’ll have to read through that then to see what you’re doing with it.

      Maybe I just need to spend more time with it and get used to a little more.

      I think I was just surprised/disappointed there wasn’t a better app for it like there is Gmail.

  • ColombianCoffee

    I use Greed and NewsRob. Greed is the best of the two, but NewsRob lets me tweet the article.

  • http://Website Steve

    my favorite is gReader. Much better than the other apps on Android.
    I can only recommended gReader