Briefing APK

Version 3.2.9 -
Last updated: 2020-05-24

Briefing delivers quick access to the stories that matter most to you.

Briefing apk

APP Information

Download Version 3.2.9 (3125)
Apk Size12.60 MB
App DeveloperFlipboard
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up

Download Briefing 3.2.9 APK

App Description

Briefing is flipboard,boxer,news,magazines,briefing, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.1 by 60 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Flipboard website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 3.2.9 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 4629264+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Briefing for Samsung puts what’s important at your fingertips. Swipe left on your home screen to quickly access the latest news and stories. Select all your favorite topics and get full coverage and perspectives from the world’s most credible sources. 

NEW: Flipboard TV - for a limited time, Samsung Galaxy S20 owners get exclusive access to Flipboard TV premium service. Watch high-quality videos, sourced from the best publishers - all personalized in one place and ad-free. Try free for 3 months and earn 1,000 Samsung Rewards points. Coming soon to other devices.

Briefing provides a great summary of personalized news in a beautiful package. Invest in yourself, stay informed, and feel like you’ve spent your time well. Focus on what matters to you, not the random posts of other people’s lives.

You can disable Briefing by pinch zooming out on the home screen, then swipe to locate Briefing. Uncheck the box at the top, then tap to return to your home screen. If you have questions or need help, please select Contact at

App ChangeLog

  • Briefing is now more customizable. In addition to the content you could choose from before, you can now also choose from the entire range of topics of Flipboard!
  • We would love to know what you think of this new version. Please give us feedback via the play store feedback option.

App Screens

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Apk scan results

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requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows an application to view the status of all networks.
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows an application to view the information about the status of Wi-Fi.
android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE: Unknown permission from android reference
android.permission.INTERNET: Allows an application to create network sockets.
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to start itself as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down the overall phone by always running.
android.permission.REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES: Unknown permission from android reference
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to the SD card. Unknown permission from android reference Unknown permission from android reference Unknown permission from android reference Unknown permission from android reference Unknown permission from android reference Unknown permission from android reference Unknown permission from android reference C2DM permission. Unknown permission from android reference
view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

install shortcuts
Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.


Certificate Issuer:C:US, CN:Unknown, L:Palo Alto, O:Flipboard Inc., ST:California, OU:A Team
Certificate Subject:C:US, CN:Unknown, L:Palo Alto, O:Flipboard Inc., ST:California, OU:A Team








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  1. guest-avatar

    Was great at first but recently (05/2020) went from 5 stars to maybe 2. If you mute a source and that source is the main headline, it locks you out from any other news until the headlines change. Also only let's you scroll through at most 10 news reports before it wont load any more. Totally janky

  2. guest-avatar

    It's an easy way to access news, and you can personalize it to fit your information needs. My only issue is that when you open an article, it is not a separate page. If you leave it, say, to answer a call, you will lose the page you were reading. Sometimes it will close for no reason. The quick fix is: once you have clicked on an article, to open it in a separate web browser.

  3. guest-avatar

    I really liked the Briefing and found it easy to use. Very interesting indeed. However, in the last couple of days, the home page is not updating. Everything is dated 23rd March. I don't want to go into each subject which is up-to-date. How can I update the home page so that I can scan quickly what interests me? I have tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it without success. Please advise.....

  4. guest-avatar

    This app was preinstalled in my phone(samsung) also I've to update it from play store as well as galaxy store this is the trick of all developers to increase no. Of downloads it doesn't worth and it is so annoying all the apps in galaxy series needs update from play store as well as galaxy store .. developers are so cunning and cheap now a days they just want customers to put in trouble for sake of their own benefit.. Bloody cheap low class business minded developers 😡😡😡 "DON'T DOWNLOAD "

  5. guest-avatar

    I used to read the articles in this app daily but now the person or persons responsible for selecting articles, especially political articles, has become so left -wing anti-Trump that I have disabled the app and would uninstall it if it were not a preinstalled app that is not removable. Therefore my rating would be zero stars if that were an option.

  6. guest-avatar

    Like it and use it a lot. The dark theme option would be great, If you accidentally go back after browsing many pages, it goes to the home screen, is it posible to go back to the page where you were before? Instead of flipping a lot of pages to go back to where you were. Thanks, good work 👍

  7. guest-avatar

    David-Joyce Baxter


    For the most part I like the app and content. But I am not pleased that it carries articles from media such as the Star, which baits u into reading the "catch paragraph" then cuts it off and informs user needs to purchase a subscription to read their complete editorial. I may well uninstall this app for that very reason.

  8. guest-avatar

    I have been very informed on current events. Would give a 5 star but sometimes I feel like some news is only showing the bad out there. Great app with zero problems. Thank you!

  9. guest-avatar

    Love it!! It has a lot of variety! I'm adding to my previous statement. I need to change the news papers with other on.They are asking me for money. I do prefer a liberal paper and no fake papers. Star, Inquirer and more. Thank you

  10. guest-avatar

    I really enjoy using the app. While I'd like to get more notifications with news, the ones that get sent are informative, and the app itself is easy to use and has a slew of organizational and personalization features

  11. guest-avatar

    This app appeared in a recent Play Store list of apps to be updated. After I tried to update it, it immediately re-appeared in the list of apps to be updated. This became an infinite loop, and finally I FORGOT ABOUT WIRKING WITH IT! Will attempt to uninstall it altogether.

  12. guest-avatar

    When I enable flipboard card in samsung daily/bixby it doesnot show my magazine that I have created according to my region and interests.. instead it shows generic news briefings from UK and US.. this app is useless without this option where I can select which magazine or topics to show in samsung daily card

  13. guest-avatar

    I have found this an interesting screen but it has refused to update the information since the middle of March. We are nearly into May so all the information is obsolete. I can find no way to make it update on a daily basis.

  14. guest-avatar

    Love this app, have been using for a few years, however now it just does nothing but flicker the screen and then crash. This happens every time I use this app, I start reading a story and it crashes.

  15. guest-avatar

    Does not work. Each time I try to update the app it comes back with Uninstall & then we go through Update again. Round in circles we go.

  16. guest-avatar

    Nice news app. Wide variety and not much paywall blocking. I particularly enjoyed the coverage of military and aviation articles.

  17. guest-avatar

    I have loved this app. Since I decided to try it. It gives you what you ask for and a choice to change what you have received from them, or to continue and receive more or something different. Lori

  18. guest-avatar

    I generally enjoy the app but the last 4 days it hasn't worked at all and just says it has stopped. I have checked and it's all up to date and installed correctly.

  19. guest-avatar

    The new update has bugs. Each article forces a close; it never opens. Sent feedback, but no fix.

  20. guest-avatar

    I would like to see more stuff I like and not political stuff. When I like a paragraph there should be more recommendations like that to me.

  21. guest-avatar

    I like using it but recently there are news stories that are from march 23rd that continue to show up no matter how many times I refresh or reinstall

  22. guest-avatar

    I love having so many different types of new information available that I hadn't been aware of before. It stays tucked away out of sight until I decide to see what's up and leaves me alone when I don't. Cool beans man.

  23. guest-avatar

    For a news app it's very bias and liberal. I'll just close or block it. I stand by what I said based on what I've seen. Sharing links to bias and liberal outlets is not sharing proper information.

  24. guest-avatar

    stephen gedrich


    See a story, click on it and most of the time you can read it partially, then it goes away! You can never read entire article! Frustrating !

  25. guest-avatar

    Today, 8 May 2020, this Briefing shows only a blank news even if I click "view more" nothing is happening. Samsung Galaxy S20

  26. guest-avatar

    This app came auto-installed on my last several phones. I cannot uninstall it, just disable it, and somehow it keeps coming back. That said, the functionality of the app is not the problem. I do not identify with the content I am shown. It would be great if I could personalize the news feed. Everything article featured is very liberal-leaning. By only featuring news with a leftist spin, the creators of this app are cutting out a large section of their market. Going to disable the app again now.

  27. guest-avatar

    Recent update does not work. Updates n as soon as loaded wants to update again. Stuck in loop.

  28. guest-avatar

    Burned me out. Too much advertising to get to the end of a story. Am uninstalling.

  29. guest-avatar

    Oi, I found this app hidden in my phone. There doesn't seem to be a way to open it. The internet says that this was replaced by Bixby as a News Feed, and then included into it as a "card", and then Bixby was replaced by Samsung Daily. So what? Is this dead weight now? Can this be useful? Or should I just uninstall it and use Flipboard?

  30. guest-avatar

    Political bias when filtering articles made available. Several sources are a bait and switch format to get you to subscribe to their publications.

  31. guest-avatar

    App was hidden. I hadn't seen this app until I went looking for bloatware. ( I came across a hidden app called "Foundation). So I researched. Briefing is a news app. (Any news app is better than the google one. The same 15 stories for days on google). So I am changing my rating. Also, Flipboard is not factory installed, and this app was hidden so devs may want to have a word with Samsung.

  32. guest-avatar

    This app feels like bloatware that no matter how many times I remove it, it comes back. If I ever click on the push notifications (THAT I DO NOT WANT BTW) It never takes me to the article that was displayed in their notification banner, and then is impossible to find in their feed. Overall, flipbook actually makes my experience on a Samsung in general much worse because it will not go away.

  33. guest-avatar

    Flipboard is working well again. Thank you for the quick reply & solution to the problem

  34. guest-avatar

    Please add a dark mode feature. It's lenient to the eyes. The current layout is whiter than white.

  35. guest-avatar

    Steve Wilkinson


    I love the news that I get from nearby that doesn't show up on the papers or anywhere else. But sometimes when I get busy, I don't like hearing My phone go off and then seeing that it's not "like an emergency from Home". That could be The way I I have My phone settings. Overall, I have to say though that I get much more knowledge of what's happening locally than I would lnow. So I would recommend it.

  36. guest-avatar

    50% of the time when I click on a link and a website opens it loads so slow that if I click on anything on the page it closes and I have to keep going back to re-open it. If these publications want to post their articles on a third party website, such as Flipboard, then article limits should be removed as some months I look don't read any of their articles. And on other months there might be a couple of articles a particular publication that catch my eye and I cannot access them.

  37. guest-avatar

    Nichole Huntington


    Some stuff is informative but never wants to close. Alway tries to reopen when I swipe to close.

  38. guest-avatar

    I beleive this app is another anti Trump outlet. That being said, your news out takes will all be bias. Too bad, your format is very easy to read.

  39. guest-avatar

    Syk the Creative Artist


    Greatly informative about some of everything going on in the world today ...not bad but it could be even greater if questions were to be added from a community and answered every week, overall ...I like your style four stars add questions five.😎

  40. guest-avatar

    Vincent Mattaliano


    It's quick, brief, uncluttered. The way I like my news.

  41. guest-avatar

    Unwanted, auto installed app that insists updates need installed. After I download and install the update, the Play Store insists I need another update.

  42. guest-avatar

    Oluseto Oluwaseto


    I like it so much because it tells the truth no yellow journalism. It's really a wonderful application.

  43. guest-avatar

    Couple of pages won't open. Other than that good.

  44. guest-avatar

    You don't need to keep disabling apps all the time, as suggested by developers in a reply to a review on the 4/28/20. You have another option - you can jailbreak your phone, and free yourself from these shenanigans, once and for all.

  45. guest-avatar

    Very very good. It's truly a briefly way of getting informed.

  46. guest-avatar

    Unhappy, this app came as bloatware on my phone. It. Can't be removed. I used I briefly on an old phone. I actually can't access the app through my app drawer, so can't really use, and can't remove it because it's bloatware. Upgraded review to 3 stars. This app may be useful to others who have a need for it.

  47. guest-avatar

    Goldencat Freelancing


    Biased news,wasted space,intrusive. Can't uninstall. Ads. Topics repetitive. Wasting airtime/data. Only mainstream media sources so 'party line ' views only. Angers me daily.

  48. guest-avatar

    Kelley Drollinger


    I love Briefing! It is a great way to stay up to date with the latest news and I love getting the notifications. However, as of lately it has been asking me to accept cookies or something and I'm just not to sure what to think about that.. I have yet to accept and they still notify me with articalls. Thank you Breifing!

  49. guest-avatar

    Cant read a artical without having to sign up for it because it is covered with popups just a add server

  50. guest-avatar

    Perhaps the best feature is I am able to select what I want to read about and receive updates. I care little for gaming, sports (except baseball😁), culinary, and the like. Directed news, archeology, Christianity, photography, and such are my interests. With Briefing I got those without all the unwanted. Great program!

  51. guest-avatar

    It's cool to get news delivered. I would rate higher but I keep getting links to pay sites. I get interested in a story then need to Google it after being told I'm not a subscriber.

  52. guest-avatar

    Nourhan El _sheikh.


    This app Is like newspaper! you knows all the latest news and I think it's pretty helpful because you will know the news and the emergency and you will take care already so I love it because it's so so helpful you must downloaded I am sure you will not regret that.😉

  53. guest-avatar

    Good for scanning story lines, then I can drill deeper when something interests me.

  54. guest-avatar

    More of your articles require a subscription to read. The result is O am looking elsewhere for the news.

  55. guest-avatar

    Waste of phone memory. Doesn't work. Breaks your phone if you accidentally open it. Truly awful RIP off of HTC except it doesn't work. Articles you do open are a paragraph and link to another site. It can't even read articles....and the ads are everywhere.

  56. guest-avatar

    I enjoy being able to define my interests. Often there are articles from sources I would not have sought out. Only 4 stars because spend more time with this app than I care to admit!

  57. guest-avatar

    Would give zero stars for the far, far left views of this app. Useful to see how deranged the left and Google has become. I previously identified as Independent and would support the best candidates, not now the fake news and crazed Democrats have firmly committed me as a Republican.

  58. guest-avatar

    Good for on the go news. Not sure how accurate the reporting always is since most organizations seem to use the same sources for their reporting. I do enjoy the ease of use when I use it. Most articles are clear and concise.

  59. guest-avatar

    When you want to read an article and when you go to that page ,you can only read a line or two and then it wants money to continue ! Might as well just turn the new on and forget about Briefing !

  60. guest-avatar

    I left a review saying that all I was seeing was biased partisan bullies, the response was that they have a wide variety of sources and that I can change my settings to mute those I do not want to see. I did this, to find that when I got rid of the partisan sources, there are very limited options indeed. Wide variety, right... What happened to news that reports facts and allows the public to come up with their own opinions? 99% of the news are far too injected with opinions and biases.

  61. guest-avatar

    Poor writing. Constant repetition and extreme difficulty following an article. This seems to be due mostly to rearrangement of the screen to include other articles and ads. More of the same.

  62. guest-avatar

    It has changed over the last couple of years. Used to be you could read an article, now you have to subscribe to a provider to read something of interest, that's where I close it and move on. What does work is worth it barely, I would be pissed if this cost me to use.

  63. guest-avatar

    So far I'm going to rate this app with 5 stars. Because the flip board seems too make it more convenient. All you have to do is, simply swipe your device to your left. Then the pages flip as you go. App appears to be loaded with lot's of different types of tropics.

  64. guest-avatar

    It seems ok, pretty good writting. Certainly there is lots of fake news, made obviously obtrusive is 2016 election. To this day I don't trust news. If these guys can report the facts, not be bias, and give both sides of every store, then that is the news. If I see this I will rate this again from 5 phones, but so far they seem a little bias in some of there stories. For this reason I give 4 stars.

  65. guest-avatar

    The app is too touchy. Accidently touch the screen in wrong place and you loose the story you are reading then takes long time searching for that story again.

  66. guest-avatar

    Alambeer Singh Virk


    Earlier i didn't like the app but later i found it really use full. Now that i had started reading the news i want to only know what the true news is as there is many fake news being spread by many channels . So keep truth blooming and keep improving.

  67. guest-avatar

    Very helpful for keeping up with the daily important news of Interest. Very good sources, and quality articles for the most part. Concise, and to the point. Look forward to reading it on a daily basis.

  68. guest-avatar

    I updated it and it was working good for 2 days.. after that i have a black page and can't even load.

  69. guest-avatar

    Catching news as soon as it happens on my phone is like hitting the lottery things u need to know and learn what's going on is a plus .

  70. guest-avatar

    Very bad user experience but good articles. I hate when just scrolling the app changes the articles I am reading, and that happens every time

  71. guest-avatar

    Too many adverts..and permissions..stop using it.wish I could remove bloatware

  72. guest-avatar

    Khomdram Birjit


    Briefing quickly access the latest news and stories quickly. I can select all my favorite topics and get full coverage and perspectives from most credible helps me a lot broadly and easily .. so for me it helps a lot to know better about world media.. thanks and all the best again.

  73. guest-avatar

    Ads make it impossible to read an article, trying to scroll past the ad makes it go back to the main page, very frustrating to use.

  74. guest-avatar

    Jolene Dalgleish


    It is really up to date and informative. So I know what is going on around the world... Love the app... It gives me more information than our local news channels. Keep up the good work

  75. guest-avatar

    While I appreciate news, Flipboard often offers items from unknown, dubious sources, and many articles from better known sources aren't accessible if one isn't a subscriber.

  76. guest-avatar

    I love the app but wish it was better integrated with the news sources. Both from the perspective of rendering pages in the app and from the perspective of providing more integrated subscription options.

  77. guest-avatar

    An excellent source of customizable news articles & storys.

  78. guest-avatar

    Too many ads!!! Get rid of the articles that lead through a maze of ads, on multiple pages, in order to force the reader to "read the sales catalogue."

  79. guest-avatar

    The App is fine but I was expecting that will have a learning routine showing me more news that I want to read, but is not in that way. I hope that the programers improve it on the next updates.

  80. guest-avatar

    Very fantastic app it is. The way of provide news, the graphics its very attractive. And all over the world's news we can get in one platform.

  81. guest-avatar

    Musthafa Shameer


    The news feeds are based on uk unable to change to other locations

  82. guest-avatar

    Easy way to stay up to date with the latest trends and news.

  83. guest-avatar

    I like Briefing. However, there is one issue I would like to address. Sometimes, video keeps playing in the background even after the app is closed. It's extremely annoying.

  84. guest-avatar

    Alisa Antonelli


    I love the 10 for Ten feature which gets me up to speed on what the would is taking about quickly. Thes unique layout and functionality harve always appealed top me. Now, mor then ever we need Flipboard. Oh, love the new black logo!

  85. guest-avatar

    I love the interactive flipping of news cards! It seems to do a good job feeding news stories to me.

  86. guest-avatar

    Pretty good... but, feel it's a little biased with left leaning views so don"t use as much as I would like.

  87. guest-avatar

    Just awful and invasive. Opens on its own and always there when I dont need it. UPDATE: APP was disabled yet still opens on its own when not even clicking on the app.

  88. guest-avatar

    2020 and we pay well over a grand for some of these devices and we still have bloat like this? I like Samsung phones, but if I want to download apps like this, then I can do so on my own. I shouldn't have to disable or pay for a company like Flipboard to have permanent ad placement on MY overpriced device. If this ⭐VERY BIASED ONE SIDE LEANING⭐ app is so great, then why can't it be downloaded w/o forced and unremovable install? 🙄

  89. guest-avatar

    I am so sorry, I sent this to the people who manage Smart Things. That app is much too invasive for me and has me beating on my phone tying to keep it from butting in when ever it choses. I love this Flipboard. Thank you!

  90. guest-avatar

    Ads block half the text. Can't get rid of them. Them they freeze and 50 - 60% of the screen is blocked. Makes the app worthless.

  91. guest-avatar

    Informative, easy to find info. Only 4 stars because some stories require a subscription to read the full article.

  92. guest-avatar

    Wahiduzzaman Tapon


    This is to inform to all app's respected users that Briefing app is one of the fastest apps .It's performance is praised worthy. I hope that it's users will be increased day by day for it's good performances. It is I who express appreciating this app's.Wahiduzzaman, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  93. guest-avatar

    It's under Bixby brief news update corner ( swipe to left side on the home for one UI ). Although they just should have get the news from Google or something. They should have an accessable app. Not knowing its existence makes its hidden presences looks as if it's a bloatware.

  94. guest-avatar

    The "mute option" does not work. I do not want Audioburst articles in my news feed and have tried every "option" available (one option) to block it.... does not work.

  95. guest-avatar

    Good news most of the time. Sometimes it takes me to the wrong article or doesn't allow it. Strive to always, only share factual, non-partisan news.

  96. guest-avatar

    I love to read some issues have shown here in the briefing, but don't like to spend much time for carrying my eyes. So you need to make auto speaking published articles. We can listen that without watching articles. Instagram @kunjan.virani

  97. guest-avatar

    Great headlines & stories, but most stories are dead ends with requests to sign up for online newspapers just to read the story.

  98. guest-avatar

    Have no desire for this pos app. Cannot remove it. Dear Dev. Did you read my review. I'm aware it can't be removed. Of course I've disabled it. I object to "Forcedware."

  99. guest-avatar

    Alec-Val Okwuike


    Great experience but looses a star as it won't work with launchers (using nova launcher)

  100. guest-avatar

    Interesting scan over diverse topics from a range of sources.