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Simply getting the news is not enough – your news source should also not be horrible looking. The CNN app has long failed on that second count, but now it has a shot at redemption. CNN has updated its app with a Holo UI and support for multiple screen sizes.

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The updated look has a proper action bar and a grid layout of stories. I'd hesitate to call it card-based, but it's close at times. The interface scales appropriately to tablets now, and CNN has removed the "for phones" modifier from the app's name.

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Users are a little torn on the quality of the new update. Some complain of bugs and sluggish performance, but others are relieved to be rid of the old dark UI (which you can see below for comparison). The update is still rolling out, so you might get the old version if you install it now. Be patient.

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[Thanks, Sal]

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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  • Grahaman27

    Good on CNN, now they just need better content.

    • flosserelli

      CNN = Crash News Network

      • Gator352

        Clinton News Network

  • SyncV2

    The Holofication Nation one still looks better. Why are they even using the blue theme?

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Well this is actually cool. More #HOLOYOLO is always nice

  • Grayson

    Being the world's second most popular news organization, you'd think they could afford to hire a few kick ass Android developers. Nope, not so much. Their app has always sucked, just like most of their content.

    • Gator352

      Second? Their ratings are below any measurable data :) Besides, I would rather watch a show on how to poop correctly than watch CNN.

  • PhineasJW

    All the horrid HTML apps are slowly dying, one by one. Bravo!

  • RH

    CNN has an app?
    I wasn't aware anyone watched that network anymore. Heck, for that matter, who watches ANY talking head cable "news" shows? 30 second talking head sound bites

    • LA Kelly

      Speak for yourself.

  • black

    Seriously? Holo? When are we in the 60s?

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