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Here at Android Police, we like to keep things fair and balanced. So when a major news network puts effort into a mobile app, you can expect a shout out from us. Yesterday Al Jazeera America rolled out a new and attractive dedicated app, and as it turns out, Fox News had also recently pushed a complete redesign to its own.

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To fully appreciate the difference, this is how the Fox News app used to look.

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What's new:

  • Breaking News hub- one stop for breaking news stories & videos
  • Multitasking- watch Fox News Channel live* while you read the news
  • More News! Now you can drill down into subsections
  • Related stories now compliment articles
  • Search for stories on the topics that interest you
  • Supports control for screen rotation and large text
  • *Fox News Channel & Fox Business Network live are only available through authorized cable, satellite & telco subscription packages

The content's largely the same, but now it's far more readable. There are videos provided for the stories that need that little extra something, and you can even watch the channel live (though you will need a TV subscription to do so). The app is ad-supported, but aside from that, you can enjoy it entirely for free.

Thanks, sal.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • ProductFRED

    Propaganda never looked so good.

    This just proves their arguments are Holo.

    • http://www.thepixelpuse.com/ Aj Meadows

      Comment of the week. *Slow claps*

    • pizentu

      Must be true, I read it on the internet. I thank God every day that most people dont get their information from comment sections.

      Run run its boogie man Fox.

      • MagicMiguel

        You don't need to read it on the Internet. Just subject yourself to a few minutes of viewing time and you'll see.

        • KlausWillSeeYouNow

          People like you see what they want to see, reality be damned.

          • Smartss

            Why are you cheerleading so hard for Fox News? I'm not even trying to be a douche or troll. Do you work there? I'm reading all the comments and you pop up ever 3rd or 4th comment.

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            No. I simply object to abject polarization without merit, and sweeping declarations of any sort are always patently false.

            If you value truth, and fairness, you'd value this perspective, too.

          • Smartss

            Honestly I couldn't care less one way or the other about FN but your cheerleading is a bit suspect.

          • Guest

            He does it in every thread too. The moment someone says something about any news source he appears to defend and cheerleader about Fox.

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            Yes... there's this thing called Disqus, and when someone replies, it sends me an alert. Any more questions? :-/

          • Guest

            I wasn't aware Disqus alerted you go to all Fox related articles, since that was the point of my comment. That you show up and defend Fox. Not that you reply to others.

            There's one question though. Do they pay you to defend them or are you doing so freely? Actually two questions. Do your beliefs actually get affected by others saying Fox News is bullshit? Is that why you're so defensive about Fox News?

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            This was never about Fox. This is completely about the arrogant, self-righteous know-it-all assholes who are stereotyping an entire viewership, network, and possibly, ideology in "always" and "never" statements. The truth is NEVER black and white - my objection is to this pompousness, much of it from confused, guilty adolescents who, as I said before, had their first semester in college and now think they're smarter than Stephen Hawking. Enough of this. These are the same people who say we can't categorize a group of individuals carelessly, and then do just that because of the animus they feel for an ideology. They're threatened, and that's why they respond so aggressively.

            All I'm doing is pushing back.

          • Guest

            "This is completely about the arrogant, self-righteous know-it-all
            assholes who are stereotyping an entire viewership, network, and
            possibly, ideology in "always" and "never" statements."

            "my objection is to this pompousness, much of it from confused, guilty
            adolescents in their parents' basement, who, as I said before, had their first semester in college and now think they're smarter than Stephen Hawking. Enough of this."

            I got some bad news for you, Sunshine.

            Hypocrisy, Pot and Kettle, meet Klaus. Klaus meet Hypocrisy, Pot and Kettle.

            Cause you totally didn't just stereotype people or come off as pompous in the least. Not you, Mr.... what did you call others elsewhere? Jon Stewart Kool-Aid, right?

            I think the only one feeling threatened here is you. Else you wouldn't be so defensive and get on the attack the way you are.

            And I do mean the way you are. You could easily rebut everything that's said with simple facts and evidence disproving what others are saying. And by facts and evidence I mean citations with sources and data and information that others can peruse and look over for themselves. Not just "nuh uh" (which is basically what you've resorted to using).

            The fact that you're resorting to ad homs and generalizations and stereotyping the people you're replying too says all we need to know about who the one feeling threatened here really is. Hint: It's not the people you think it is. Hint 2: It's you, Sweetheart.

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            Hint: My response does not erase the original action of others. Everything I've mentioned is my interpretation, which I place up for debate. But you and the other thought dictators place your proclamations outside of the sphere of debate, as if it is such an unquestionable and evident truth it would be blasohemous to challenge. And the fact you just wrote that deluded litany speaks volumes about how intellectually threatened you must feel. Don't you have homework to do, sweetie?

            Hint 2: Wow! Seems like you put a lot of a time into that response, especially for someone who won't even sign their name to it. You're obviously not too busy to make Disqus account and comment, so don't give me that. (I suggest you leave Mom's basement and get some fresh air for a change.)

            Don't attempt to ridicule me because I have a different opinion than you. If that's what you're into, I hear the Chinese government's hiring.

    • Grahaman27

      All media is propaganda. Just saying.

      • ProductFRED

        I completely agree. But Fox just takes it to a whole new level. Whereas other channels usually present a source or some facts to back up their opinions or newscasts, Fox just makes things up on the fly with no sources to back up their baseless claims.

        • KlausWillSeeYouNow

          Bull, bull. Their claims are generally well-documented. Fred, you MUST know that claims made in COMMENTARY are seldom immediately justified, and that OBJECTIVE reporting is nearly ALWAYS validated, regardless of the network.

          There is a generally inability to understand the difference between commentary (opinion journalism) and objective reporting (no spin). Fox, like most networks, has both.

          • ProductFRED

            Here you go (and yes, MSNBC is also named here). I personally listen to NPR/WNYC because I appreciate their generally neutral/factual stance on topics:

            http://www.slate.com/blogs/business_insider/2014/01/30/does_watching_fox_news_make_you_less_informed.html

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            Fred, this study was widely disseminated as pure bull crap. It's a hitpiece with no factual basis, and Slate is not what I would call unbiased (and neither were the executors of the bull crap "study.")

            Even if this were true, FALSE information is still more information than NO information. It is inherently BULL, and it's really dumb you'd even bring this up.

          • ProductFRED

            Please show me where it was "widely disseminated as pure bull crap."

            Also FYI this was a followup of a 2011 study by Fairleigh Dickinson University: http://publicmind.fdu.edu/2011/knowless/final.pdf

            Also, in many cases it's better to keep your mouth shut when you're not sure about something than to give incorrect information (in response to your last statement).

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            Jon Stewart is hardly unbiased. But I digress. Since you seem to be unable to determine opinion from fact, let me advise you not to focus on the commentary-focused website REPUBLISHING the study, but the sources annotated themselves.

            http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2011/06/21/jon-stewart-debunked-claim-that-fox-news-viewers-most-consistently-misinformed-is-false/

            http://www.mediaite.com/tv/politifact-finds-jon-stewarts-claim-fox-news-has-most-consistently-misinformed-viewers-false/

            Even left-leaning PolitiFact dismissed it as pure manure. Happy now, Fred?

            http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/jun/20/jon-stewart/jon-stewart-says-those-who-watch-fox-news-are-most/

          • ProductFRED

            Where in the hell do you see me mentioning John Stewart anywhere? Stop making things up. You totally ignored the fact that I gave you the link to the actual research data that proves everything in the article I linked to.

            Once again, here you go: http://publicmind.fdu.edu/2011/knowless/final.pdf

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            Jon Stewart popularized this notion, and the study you mentioned is a regurgitation of a 2007 study that has already been debunked. If it was invalid in '07, it's invalid now.

          • ProductFRED

            You're making absolutely no sense. This research was done independently. What you're saying is akin to, "Doctors in the 50's and 60's said smoking is great. Therefore any research out now that says otherwise is invalid."

            RTFA: http://publicmind.fdu.edu/2012/confirmed/

            "In the study, 1,185 respondents nationwide were asked about what news sources they consumed in the past week and then were asked a variety of questions about current political and economic events in the U.S. and abroad. On average, people were able to answer correctly 1.8 of 4 questions about international news, and 1.6 of 5 questions about domestic affairs.In the study, 1,185 respondents nationwide were asked about what news sources they consumed in the past week and then were asked a variety of questions about current political and economic events in the U.S. and abroad. On average, people were able to answer correctly 1.8 of 4 questions about international news, and 1.6 of 5 questions about domestic affairs."

          • varun

            "2007 study that has already been debunked"
            [citation needed from non-Murdoch-backed source]

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            ...U serious bro?

          • ProductFRED

            Yes. Where has it been debunked? And as I mentioned, this research has been done independently by a university, several times over several years. I provided information from 2011 and 2012 for you. What else do you want? Please show me where this specific study has been debunked. You said you get an update whenever someone replies to you, yet you stopped replying to me as soon as I showed you that this research was done independent of John Stewart.

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            You clearly did not see PolitiFact's evisceration of that B.S. study. But I can't force you to read it, so never mind.

            Also, I didn't realize I needed your permission to leave my phone at home while I took a weekend getaway. Next time I'll be sure to specifically indicate that I have a life beyond responding to asinine remarks defending stereotypes and smear artistry. (Geez.)

        • wasp777g
          • ProductFRED

            You replied before I changed my comment, but what I said before was that, while I do watch MSNBC, I prefer NPR/WNYC for their generally neutral/factual stance on the things they report on. I already know that MSNBC and Fox are extremely polarized.

          • Nunya Bizniz

            I can help but think of this skit - http://youtu.be/DxeO-4lIpL8 anytime I hear/see NPR mentioned...

    • lljktechnogeek

      I'm not going to agree or disagree with you (openly, at least), but I do have to reluctantly admit that that was a really clever pun.

    • http://mrmcpowned.com mrmcpowned

      Damn, you beat me to the punch. But yeah, kinda sad when the world'd largest fearmongering news giant comes out with a beautifully designed android app, while other more prominent services *cough*STEAM*cough* can't manage to grasp the fact that we don't want iOS ports.

      • ProductFRED

        Check out the Holofication Nation version of Steam. MUCH better. There's an app on the Play Store for Holofication Nation. Through that you can download their Holo-fied apps.

  • meijin3

    Thank goodness. I was just think how horrendous it looked the other day.

  • TheJust

    I dont know but whenever i see pictures of News Hosts they seem like they are in different stages of pooping the middle one in the second row the dude looks like he is applying a lot of pressure and in the one just next to it he looks lie he finally succeeded

  • Martin

    Lol devs are really trying to make apps look better.. Love it! Was thinking going back to iPhone just for the beautiful apps and better support... :-))

  • robert26101

    Fair and balanced my behind! Worst news network ever.

    • beachmike

      Another person brainwashed by Al Jazeera

      • robert26101

        Excuse you! But I don't even watch Al Jazeera. But if I did I know the news would be better than anything on Faux News! Faux News is home of the uneducated American and old white people. There average viewer is 65 years old and uneducated whites. So you keep enjoying yourself!

        • Fifth313ment

          LOL, do your research yourself bro.

          "Fox News
          has now reached 146 consecutive months at No. 1 in total viewers, in
          both total day and primetime, among cable news networks, and is for
          February the only cable network up in both total viewers and the demo
          compared to last February. In all of cable, Fox News ranked third in
          primetime (8-11 PM) – behind USA Network and History – and fifth for
          total day. Meanwhile, neither CNN or MSNBC
          were able to crack the top 20 in either daypart. CNN ranked 39th in
          prime and 34th in today day; MSNBC 26th in prime and 27th in total day.
          Every hour of the day, Fox News dominated CNN and MSNBC combined in
          total viewers. It also beat both networks in the news demo."

          And believe me it kills "them" to have to report these numbers ^^^^

          http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/february-cable-news-numbers-fnc-logs-146th-consecutive-win-cnn-tumbles-msnbc-hangs-on/

          They can't being doing that with all 65 year olds. And if your theory is correct, then in the next five years they should be in last place when their viewership dies off, right? Your a joke. Fox News does well because it covers stories that the other stations ignore. If you're smart you'll get your news from all of the stations, the internet and put them together with common sense. But in the end you'll find out FoxNews was on to something, weren't they...

          5th

          • robert26101

            What ever you say! Come at me in 5 or 10 years when Faux News is irrelevant. Because if you think Blacks, Latinos LGBTQ and educated white people are watching Faux News then your delusional. All faux news does is spread hate toward these people. Of course Faux News is number 1 because old people do nothing but keep the channel on the news. And if you did your research then you would know the demographics of Faux News. Bye!

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            Good grief... Have you noticed that old people tend to, well, die?

            Errant nonsense.

          • Fox Sucks

            Just like most of your comments. If it's really "errant noise" then there's really no need to repeat yourself over and over.

            "The lady doth protest much..." me thinks.

            If everything everyone is saying about Fox News is as untrue as you claim it is then there's no need for you to point it out. People will ignore it/down vote it and move on.

            That you need to so ardently defend Fox, which is exactly what you're doing (while throwing in ad homs mind you), says more about you then it does them.

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            I'm not ashamed to fight a stereotype, and your passive mentality is precisely what allows great injustices to continue in our world. Inaction is not the answer. I will protest whatever I please. Ignorance is ridiculous, in all its forms - if I can help curb the spread, I'd be glad to.

            Nice Thatcher reference, BTW.

          • Nunya Bizniz

            The real beauty of this is that in 5-10 years, your Women's Studies degree will start to pay off, you can move out, and what whatever you want.

  • solbin

    Finally, an updated app for the rich white guys of america.

    • beachmike

      You must get your "news" from MSLSD

  • AJA

    Why are you promoting this terrorist news network?

    • beachmike

      Sounds like you get your news from MSLSD or the Communist News Network and think it's "real"

      • MagicMiguel

        You are exactly the type of person Faux Noise targets.

        • KlausWillSeeYouNow

          And you seem like the kind of ignorant who thinks Jon Stewart is real news, regards CNN as gospel, and knows everything about the world because you spent your first semester in college.

          Funny how those stereotypes work, isn't it? They're applicable until there's one for you. Wise up and stop the smearing, lest you be dubbed an intellectual midget.

          • MagicMiguel

            Wow... take a deep breath and step back from the cliff. Despite whatever paranoia O'Reily and Limbaugh are spewing into your head, everything's going to be fine. Really.

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            Funny how you failed to respond to my observation that you just completely stereotyped an entire group of people without even batting an eyelid, and you consider it acceptable because it's all in the name of your sacred ideology.

            Methinks you're insecure and hypocritical.

          • MagicMiguel

            Methinks you probably shouldn't use this app. TV + the app will explode your head. If you gathered all of this from my tiny little jab at beachmike's comment, then... well, you prove my point exactly.

          • Guest

            You can't call a spade a spade and Fox News bullshit television without Klaus appearing with the torch and pitchfork.

            If it isn't obvious, a slight (no matter how true) against Fox News is basically a slight against every single personal belief and conviction he/she has.

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            ??? Missing a few words here bud.

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            You've made your positions clear in the last 10+ comments, thank you. And unlike you apparently, I'm actually capable of detecting legitimate bias in seemingly benign statements.

            Your thinly-veiled intolerance isn't fooling anyone informed here.

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            I object to your arrogant, selective tolerance. If your beliefs are so great, they should be up for debate.

          • Brandito

            Never seen anyone use a college education as a stereotype. Makes me want to be MORE liberal.

            Jon Stewart is entertainment btw, not to be taken too seriously, but liberals know that. Fox News is the same exact premise for conservatives, they're just not in on the joke.

          • KlausWillSeeYouNow

            Except Fox doesn't have some arrogant fool who changed his own name to become popular.

            By the way, when did I ever say I watched Fox? This has devolved greatly.

          • ProductFRED

            "Thus, those who watched no news—answering questions by guessing or relying on existing knowledge—fared much better than those who watched the most popular 24-hour cable news network (i.e., Fox News)."

            http://www.slate.com/blogs/business_insider/2014/01/30/does_watching_fox_news_make_you_less_informed.html

  • qwerty

    gotta give credit where it's due. Thanks for writing this article after the one yesterday Mr. King.

  • beachmike

    FOX News is certainly more balanced than the others, that's for sure.

    • MagicMiguel

      *ROFL* That's the best joke I've heard all day!

      • ddpacino

        I read the sarcasm in that.

    • KlausWillSeeYouNow

      Ha. Ha. Ha. Wow, that was worth posting. *sarcasm*

  • andy_o

    Don't know, a little too much white.

  • http://www.yepi8.org/ yepi 8

    I always liked the latest updates. I like android.

  • Truth Is Never Absolute

    All Muslims are terrorists.
    All Polish people are stupid.
    All blacks love chitlins.
    All Hispanics are drunkards.
    All gays have AIDS.
    Women aren't as smart as men.

    Everything on Fox News is false.

    If you don't believe the first four, you can't believe the last. Just saying. Absolutes are NEVER absolutely right.
    (If you think they're all true, you're an ignorant asshat.) *mic drop*

    • KlausWillSeeYouNow

      EXACTLY! Stereotypes are never right.

    • Truth Is Never Absolute

      Sorry, first five.

  • Danny Lewis

    Cool app, bro!

  • kabloink

    Ugh, more giant pictures. Do the news app developers not realize we are not all in large cities with fast LTE connections.

  • Nicholas Ruiz

    Went straight to the comment section and was not disappointed

    • varun

      Seriously. It's always fun to see the Fox "News" defenders come to town. Much hilarity guaranteed!

  • Anonymouse

    Turn back while you still can, the comments are a warzone.

  • MikeJwF

    Here it is....

    Fox News: Racist propaganda for rich white men.

    CNN and other left wing media: Racial opportunistic exploitation propaganda for self righteous white people.

  • http://www.talltechtales.com/ Mattias

    Regardless of whether one agrees with the news and commentary of Fox News, the new app is a huge step forward compared to what it used to be.

  • Bad news for readers

    Notice that the old version could show 6 headlines while the new "better" version barely shows 4. For people who read the news instead of watch videos, this was a disappointing change.

  • Nutty Guy

    Worst app I ever updated. So sorry I did it. Wish I could re-install the old version.

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