One area where the modern smartphone really excels is for delivering the latest news stories directly to the user. A host of excellent connectivity options and large displays are perfect for apps that can perform such functions. We see what news and RSS apps really stand out for the popular Samsung Galaxy S3.
Many news applications also link with social networking services so information can all be presented to the user on a single screen. One of the best Samsung Galaxy S3 apps that combines the two is the excellent Flipboard. Flipboard stands out from alternative apps that offer similar features thanks to its striking design which really make it feel as though you are reading your own, fully customised glossy magazine. Bold titles and large images accompany stories and users select areas of news that are of interest to them so that only these type of stories are featured. We love the way that an upward swipe of the finger “flips” the page a reveals a new set of stories. Another visually attractive app is the superb Feedly. A huge choice of news feeds are pre loaded on the software and there is the option for users to add there own to these. This means that users can choose from service such as Tumblr and Google Reader to merge in with other services that they select.
Instead of focusing on visuals there are some apps for the Samsung Galaxy S3 which purely concentrate on the content that they deliver. Once such application is the excellent Google Reader which has soared in popularity over the past two years. This software offers a very uncomplicated and minimalist interface that makes it easy to select the news stories that interest you. A really attractive aspect of this application is how it utilises widgets to deliver relevant headlines directly to the main screen of the phone rather than relying on the user actually needing to load the application. Another hugely popular piece of software is Pulse which has already attracted over 15 million downloads. This app may well be the ultimate news based software available for this phone. A massive selection of feeds are available and users choose the ones that really interest them. In addition to this social networking services such as Twitter and Facebook can also be linked. The interface on this app is easy to navigate and users can use both horizontal and vertical scrolling to find the stories that they require.
There is a wide selection of great news apps available for the Samsung Galaxy S3 but not many are better than the four that we have discussed. For visual appeal there are no better examples than Flipboard and Feedly while Google Reader and Pulse both deliver an unrivaled level of content.