written by: Vasanth•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 3/4/2011
Get the latest news headlines on your Android phone with an RSS widget. RSS WidgetBoards, Any RSS Reader + Widget, and Minimal RSS Widget are among the highest rated RSS feed widgets for Android. Complete RSS and Slick Deals RSS Feed make up the list of the five best options.
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For highly customizable RSS widgets, look no further than the 16 themes and three widget sizes available in RSS WidgetBoards. This RSS feed widget for Android is designed to display news feeds from several sources on the home screen. The news feeds available include ESPN, CBC, BBC, FOX, Engadget, and Techcrunch. Multiple feeds can appear on the screen at the same time. This is great for those that have multiple interests. The downside is the appearance of advertisements. The free RSS WidgetBoards app is available at the Android Market.
Read the latest headlines from over 50 sources with Any RSS Reader + Widget. This is one of the best Android RSS widgets. It displays news on the home screen from Google News, Gizmodo, CNN, BBC, Engadget, and several others sites. You can view the widget in three different sizes. A few users have complained of inconsistent widget formats and the random resetting of widget settings. The app works offline, and it consumes very little battery power. Any RSS Reader + Widget is available at the Android Market for $2.97.
Add several RSS feeds to a single widget or display a single RSS feed on multiple widgets with the Minimal RSS Widget. This RSS feed widget for Android displays news feeds from websites and blogs. Enter the RSS feed URL into the widget settings. To set the widget, simply press on the home screen and select widgets. Widgets are customizable and feature an auto scroll function. Some users have complained about the battery usage of this widget. Download the free Minimal RSS Widget at the Android Market.
Another one of the best Android RSS widgets available on the Android Market is the Complete RSS Widget. It displays the news and breaking headlines from several websites including ESPN, Reuters, and CNN. There is one size for the widget, namely 2X4, and there are several backgrounds for the widget. Set the feed and update settings of the widget to get the latest stories from your favorite sites. Some users have complained that the widget doesn't work with all types of news feeds. The Complete RSS Widget is available at the Android Market for $1.21.
For bargain shoppers, the Slick Deals RSS Feed is the widget for you. This Android RSS feed widget is designed especially for the website Slick Deals. It displays the best deals from the site on the home screen of the Android phone. The deal includes the product name and price. Some users have complained that the feed gets stuck in update mode. The free Slick Deals RSS Feed app is available at the Android Market.
If you're on a budget, consider downloading the free apps mentioned above. Otherwise, splurge a little and download the Any RSS Reader + Widget. Its numerous news feeds give it an edge over similar widgets.
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Android Market - https://market.android.com/
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