Samsung updates the Now Hub

Samsung has updated its Windows Phone 7 application, Now, to includ Facebook and Twitter support. For added touches, a nifty audio jingle has also been added to accompany the opening animations of the news reader.

Top news stories, pulled from Rueters, can now be shared through your Facebook or Twitter account as well as via SMS or email. Weather information is still pulled from and your stock information is provided through Yahoo Finance. While the Facebook and Twitter support are the obvious new additions, the app seems to have a little more zip to it suggesting that overall performance tweaks were also part of the update.

The Now Hub is a free application exclusive to Samsung Windows Phones and the update should be listed in your Marketplace app under "updates". If for some reason you don't have the Now Hub on your Samsung phone, you can find the full app in the Samsung Zone in the Marketplace.

Thanks goes out to David M. for the tip!

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • Im not seeing the update. Also, still no live tile? WTF!
  • If you really want it, just uninstall then go back to Marketplace. It's there. Also, sometimes when you find the app, back out then go back into it--now instead of "Share" it should say "Update".
  • Hey, opening the app now shuts off music if it's playing when opened!
  • Not seeing the update yet, I already have the Now app as a live tile on my focus.
  • To get the update, in the marketplace on your WP7 device, open up the Samsung Zone, select the Now app and select update on the bottom. It is weird it doesn't include Now in the auto updates in the marketplace for some reason. I seem to have about a dozen apps that are permanently in the update section on my phone and never seem to update their way out of it. Hopefully the coming WP7 update will fix this bug.
  • I suspect those are trials. Marketplace will not update a trial app. You can get the new trial version by deleting the app and then reinstalling. OK for apps that don't have data saved, but not good for things like favorites list, games with leaderboards or password app.
  • I got the update notification last night. Worked like a charm.