Google latest incremental step to make their mobile web services indespensible is “News near you” in Google News.
Here’s how you get started.
– Point your Android or iPhone browser at news.google.com
– Accept when asked if you want to share your location
– Use the “Jump to” button near the upper right of the display to go directly to “News near you” which is at the bottom of the news list
Most of the news in my area came from the daily newspaper and the local ABC and CBS stations. a few other sources turned up when I tapped the “More sources” chevron.
Note that the news items linked are not always mobile friendly web pages. So, it may be better to visit the news source’s mobile friendly website directly if there are several stories you want to read.