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Many of the sports news apps on Android are either lacking in features or are horrendously ugly. That's why 365Scores is currently storming the charts in Google Play. This app delivers all the news and scores for your favorite teams, and the UI is totally usable.

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The app allows you to set your favorite teams so that it can deliver you relevant news. It gets live updated scores and even some video highlights from certain games. Push notifications can also tell you when your team gets a touchdown or your favorite soccer club scores a goal. 365Scores supports nine different sports: Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Ice Hockey, Handball, Rugby and Volleyball. That should pretty well cover all the fans on Earth.

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While 365Scores doesn't follow all the Holo guidelines, it does not stick out like a sore thumb either. The columns and toggles are straight out of Android, but there is no action bar. That means some devices will have to fall back to the legacy on-screen menu button. This is a free app, so sports nuts, take note.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • skitchbeatz

    I've been using Scoremobile since my Blackberry in 08.. but I think i'll give this a shot.

    • 365Scores

      Hi,
      Can you please mention the college games you couldn't find?
      Cheers,
      365Scores team

  • http://profiles.google.com/prguy85 Manuel Mas

    Been using Thuuz Sports which also sticks closely to the Holo guidelines/look. Will give this a try.

    • 365Scores

      Hi,

      We really believe you will find our app quite different from Thuuz

      Please let us know,
      Cheers,
      365Scores team

  • Matti

    Spotted a mistake.

    Ref:

    365Scores supports nine different sports: Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Ice Hockey, Handball, Rugby and Volleyball.

    It should read:
    365Scores supports nine different sports: Football, Tennis, Basketball, Luckswing, Hand-Egg, Thugs-on-Ice, Handball, Rugby and Volleyball.

    • Teddy Reardon

      Football and soccer are two different sports in the US

      • defred34

        but the US is not the world. AP is a ww website. american football is what it should be called (it sucks anyways so its a moot point).

        • Non-American Football Sucks

          If you don't like the names they use for certain sports then find another app. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          While AP is a ww website because we're on the web, 95% of the writers are in the U.S. and we cover mostly U.S. and global news (with some EU sprinkled in).

          • defred34

            Hey Artem,

            You must have failed maths at school (don't feel bad about it though).

            By saying 95% of the writers are from the US, you are implying something along the lines of: AP has 20 writers - 19 out of these are from the US.

            We know this is not true so stop talking nonsense.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Whatever, dude, now you're just picking at something for the sake of picking. Obviously, I was approximating. Nonsense? Bite me.

            We have something like 12 guys right now, 11 of whom are in the U.S. Does 92% make you happier?

            AP has had a lot of writers over the years until the team stabilized - I'd say over 60. A few were from outside the U.S. but the vast majority (about 95% that I was talking about) are from the U.S.

          • Justin Swanson

            Artem,

            Don't let the trolls get you down. The average reader understands what you meant and the fact that you are primarily a US based website, even though you try to hit the other markets when it's possible.

          • troph

            Ignore the trolls man.

    • QwietStorm

      Always somebody

  • http://twitter.com/nphandre Nicolas Andre

    I'm using Live Score Addicts for my soccer needs, which works quite well with push notifications too. and Google Now keeps me updated for NFL, NBA, MLB and (when it will return) NHL. Will give this 365scores a try though.

    • 365Scores

      Hi,

      We really believe you will find our app quite different.

      Please let us know,
      Cheers,
      365Scores team

  • defred34

    No tablet UI is just BAD!

  • FrillArtist

    American Handegg. Huge bulky steroid enriched behemoths bashing into each other in-between way too much stopping and starting. Again the American preoccupation with military type maneuvers overly complicated planning and infinite interruptions of a game that is boring enough as it is without being interrupted every 5 seconds so that the gaily clad referee can make air-angels, point South, East, North and West and listen to his voice echo off the stadium speaker system whilst TV audiences watch mind-numbing replays in ultra-slow-motion of a 2 second piece of action that happened 5 minutes ago is too much for me to bear. The occasional grunt and broken neck not-withstanding this is, quite frankly, a dull sport.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I'm not saying American Football is all that great (though I did get into it in the last 2 years), soccer could also get infuriating at times, especially during the World Cup when there are so many attempts to fake falls, it gets simply disgusting to watch. Instead of a great sport, you get pansies falling shameless without even being touched and causing more drama than American TV has at prime time. I think Italy was the worst offender last time I watched the World Cup.

      My point is: both games have their flaws, but there is strategy, agility, and plenty of excitement in both of them. So what's the point in arguing who's best like we're 5 years old?

      • FrillArtist

        True. Some players do tend to act for the ref to win a foul e.g. Ronaldo, Suarez etc but don't let them taint your view on football (soccer).

        • Sqube

          You say this like they're the exception and not the rule, though. I'm American, but I've followed the game since I was 13 or so (28 now).

          It just seems like all players are taught to play up fouls from time to time, particularly if they can get a free kick but wouldn't have a good chance to get a shot on goal otherwise.

      • PhilNelwyn

        Oui monsieur.
        Some Italian soccer players deserve a little headbutt...

  • Tension

    I installed this last night and found it to destroy my battery today (Galaxy Nexus). Seriously, after about 4 hours from a full charge I was down to 25%. Had to uninstall.

    • 365Scores

      Hi Tension,

      We detected the issue, it happens only to few specific devices.

      Will be fixed soon and will be a part of our next versions.
      Sorry for the inconvenience,
      Best,
      365Scores team

  • 365Scores

    Hi Guys,

    Thank you for the review.

    Cheers,
    365Scores team

  • forpar

    Does it have a tablet app? That is all I care about. I am still amazed that no one has made a decent tablet sports app. I am actually so upset at ESPN for the neglect that I keep hoping someone comes out with a great sports app and cleans their clock. I smile just thinking about it. Show some respect, I know it's not the Icrap but there are still millions of android tablets out there.....

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