When comparing News Alarm vs Talalarmo, the Slant community recommends Talalarmo for most people. In the question“What are the best alarm clock apps for Android?” Talalarmo is ranked 9th while News Alarm is ranked 13th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Allows setting up podcasts as alarms
Allows picking from a range of options, in genres such as news, factual, comedy and more.
Pro Free and ad-less
Pro No unnecessary permissions
Pro Pleasant UI
Attractive, clear, easy, smooth, responsive, nicely animated user experience, with card-based UI.
Pro Supports a variety of Android versions
Designed for Android KitKat but also works down to Android 2.2.
Pro Similar to traditional wind-up alarms
Single-function app, APK is ~200KB which is a really small file size.
Pro Free and open-source
Con Only lets you pick from their podcast sources
Con 12-hour input
A "pro" if you're familiar with traditional clock input, but may be problematic if you're used to digital clocks.
Con Single alarm time
Good if you wake up at the same time, or used to set a different wake-up time every day.
May not work for people who work in shifts.