5 Best News Apps For Pixel 3

The world in which we exist today never really seems to slow down — with mediums like Twitter and real-time news available, it’s as if the world is running at a hundred miles a minute. There’s always a new “breaking news” story being released, and sometimes it’s factual and other times it just isn’t. It can be almost impossible to sort out what is real, what is fake, what is accurate, what is most important to know about, etc. In numerous cases, it is a wise idea to narrow down your news sources to one or two apps that can keep you up to date throughout the day.

Not sure what app to use as your go-to source for all things news? Then follow along below as we will break down the top five news apps for the Pixel 3. In analyzing the primary characteristics of each app, you will be able to decide which one or two of these apps may be the best fit for you and your lifestyle.

Google News

The first news app on our list is one that you’ve likely heard of before — Google News. Google News has gained popularity for a reason, mainly because it is highly effective in delivering all the top news headlines without overwhelming the reader with information. One of our favorite aspects of Google News is its ability to only provide you with information from verified and credible information. Here are some of the primary features of Google News:

  • Ability to see the top five stories in the news currently
  • Expanded and full coverage of each story if you wish to have more information
  • Real time information added as the story develops and events unfold
  • Options to view customized local news displayed prominently
  • All news comes from verified and credible sources of information

Download it now: Google Play

BBC News

The second contender on our list for the best news apps is BBC News. This is one that you might want to have on your phone in addition to something else. BBC News primarily focuses on international news, so you’ll also want something on your phone to keep up with your country’s own national news. Here are some of our favorite highlights:

  • Embedded videos often included in stories
  • Multiple personalization options available for your news feed
  • Option for Breaking News alerts to let you know as soon as an event occurs
  • Highly intriguing stories and storylines
  • Larger emphasis on international news and current events

Download it now: Google Play

AP News

If you are looking for a news app that is streamlined and cuts straight to the core of the story, then look no further than AP News. There’s a lot of fluff in journalism today, making it difficult to discern what the actual story is. That said, AP News cuts to the chase and gives you the credible information straight away.Here are some of its features:

  • All stories come from credible sources
  • App has a very clean and modern design and layout
  • Style of journalism tends to be very fact-based and therefore unbiased
  • Events reported on are typically broad in scope and scale, and therefore very relevant to users
  • App is well-organized, making it simple to find the category and/ or story you are searching for

Download it now: Google Play

NPR News

As you drive in your car, you may be familiar with the sounds of NPR coming through the speakers — it’s a great way to keep you up to date with news while driving down the highway. However, that news is shut off when you turn off the ignition and leave the vehicle. So why not take NPR with you when you’re out and about? Well, you can — just download the NPR News app on your smartphone, as it can be a great source for news and stories. Here are some of the key features of the NPR News App:

  • Live stream of NPR Radio available
  • Provides alerts for breaking news stories and events
  • Known for high-quality journalism and accuracy in reporting
  • Produces a wide variety of material (more than just the news)
  • Allows customization options for your home screen

Download it now: Google Play


This fifth and final selection is very different from the other apps described. Flipboard places a much greater emphasis on the visual and artistic aesthetic of the news, rather than just on the words of the stories themselves. It breaks up those walls of texts, making news a whole lot easier to use and digest. It is certainly an app worth checking out if you have never done so. Here are some other features of Flipboard:

  • Provides a very clean and modern aesthetic
  • Places an emphasis on art and photos, not just the words of the story
  • Interesting articles that are likely to draw in the reader
  • Numerous personalization options for the user

Download it now: Google Play


Each of these news apps is certainly excellent in its own respect, and the real decision of which one you prefer will be completely up to you. We recommend giving each one of these a shot to see which one fits your personal style the best. 

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Brad Coleta

Brad Coleta is a passionate reporter for The Droid Guy, covering all aspects of mobile, gaming, software, apps, and services. He graduated from the University of Rochester in New York with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. When he's not reporting, he's a huge fan of the New York Giants and Yankees. But what might surprise you is that he also enjoys reading Manga during his down time. Brad is a dedicated reporter, always looking to tell the stories of the tech world. Contact me at Email or LinkedIn

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