Google News Mobile Introduces “News Near You” Section

Google has just introduced a new section to Google News Mobile on your iPhone, called “News Near You”. Now, when you visit in Mobile Safari on your iPhone you’ll be asked to use your location. Once you accept you’ll get access to a new category titled “News Near You”, which features local headlines and stories.

Google News for mobile lets you keep up with the latest news, wherever you are. Today we’re excited to announce a new feature in the U.S. English edition called “News near you” that surfaces news relevant to the city you’re in and surrounding areas.

I just tested this out and it worked as described. The new section “News Near You” pulled up stories from the Vancouver Sun and The Province as shown below. Give it a shot, just visit on your iPhone. Thanks to the Google team for continuing their awesome support for iOS users.


[Google News Blog]