The new Google News lands on the App Store

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The app divides everything into four sections, with the first one being "For You", which is the top 5 reports the artificial intelligence determines to be of value to the user.

In the app, the "For You" tab houses a rundown of stories that Google thinks you'll be interested in. Unlike the considerably more limited availability of Apple News, which remains available only in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, Google has rolled out its new Google News app to 127 countries worldwide, replacing both the Google Play Newsstand and Google News & Weather apps with a single, unified app. Also, the app will learn from your habits, and serve you with better news selection over time. Other sections will allow you to read in depth on subject matters like technology, sports, business, entertainment and more. This feature means users will not exclusively be served a biased selection of news, but will expose everyone to the same stories. With every popular story that comes up, you'll see a multi-colored button next to it. Your briefing updates throughout the day bringing you the top five stories you need to know, including local, national, and world content. Google calls this "Full Coverage". There are numerous fears that outlets are getting more and more divisive and partisan, that search engines are inadvertently promoting "fake news", and that the quality of journalism is in decline as publishers struggle to monetise their content in an advertising market dominated by a few key players and haunted by ad-blockers. "Full Coverage", as you would expect, digs deeper to information events, displaying Tales from a number of resources (even though you can not set preferences for all these), in addition to timelines for ongoing troubles.

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Apart from that, nothing new has been discovered on the surface yet that means all the development hours have been devoted to fixing the internals for the overall stability of the app.

Google News is a attractive app and does a great job of intertwining videos, articles, and tweets into one central hub.

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Is it different to Apple News? So, if you don't have access to the new features right now, keep checking. "At its core, this technology lets us synthesise information and put it together in a way that helps you make sense of what's happening, and what the impact or reaction has been".

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