Popular breaking news app News Republic gets ‘Made for Samsung’ version with exclusive features


News Republic is among the most popular news aggregating apps with its humongous choice of sources and fast performance. It looks like Samsung noticed it and got interested, thus a "Made for Samsung" version of News Republic spawned inside the exclusive Galaxy Apps store. It's still the same app, but made to take advantage of several Samsung inventions.

Owners of the Gear S3 smartwatch receive a widget showing Top Stories. Users of Galaxy Note devices can point the S Pen to an article or video for an overview. And owners of the Galaxy S7 edge get a news shortcut for the Edge Panel app. Breaking news scroll on the edges and tapping them opens the article for reading. You can also long-press a topic to get Wikipedia data from the News Republic app and use a text-to-speech function to have news read to you.

The News Republic for Samsung app is available on select devices only. There's no way to tell which ones, as Samsung hasn't published a list.

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4 Comments

1. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I used to like News Republic but I uninstalled it. Inconsistent, sometimes you click on a topic and you get a list of all the stories in that section, which is the way I like it, but sometimes you get the first story in that section, which then forces you to scroll through all the stories in that topic, more trouble than its worth.

2. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

If you click on the title, it'll lead you to the topic. If you click next to it,or in the picture area, it'll lead you to the topics list. Simple as that ,no magic in there

3. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I have it on my HTC Desire Eye, works as advertised and I implemented it on my Blinkfeed :) Very convenient if I may

4. vprasad1

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

News Republic which was acquired by Cheetah Mobile Adware placebo utilities last year? First Smart Manager and now this? Wow, Samsung really getting deeper into bed with them. Any particular reason Phone Arena neglecting mention of Cheetah Mobile?

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