Google just announced a new feature for Google News for mobile devices such as the iPhone. When pointing your iPhone to news.google.com via Safari, Google News will ask you if it can use your location. If you agree, it will serve you news that happened around you.

I really like the idea of news near me, the problem is I can’t get this thing to work. Yes, my Location Services are turned on, I rebooted, etc, but it just won’t work. Oh well, I guess I will have to remain ignorant of what’s happening around me…

As a side note, it’s interesting to see that on Google’s blog post about News Near You, the only screenshots you can see are from an iPhone. Didn’t the Google peeps get the memo? Or maybe they just prefer the iPhone over any Android phone, which could very well be the case.

How do you like this new feature?

  • This works great for me! After “allowing” your location to be used, click on “jump to” and select “news near you”

    • It’s finally working here. Took a while

  • only via Sarafi ?

  • There is a Native Google News App – GNews.