Google has today released a brand new version of the Google Currents app for Android that’s been completely overhauled with a whole host of new features and improvements. It now boasts a breaking stories ranked by Google News, a new catalog design, a widget for your home screen, and lots more . It’s perfect for following Cult of Android on the go.
If you’re already a Google Currents user, you’ll love the improvements Google has made to version 2.0 — it’s a much greater app that’s makes it even quicker and more enjoyable to read the latest news on your smartphone or tablet while you’re on the go. If you’re not already a Google Currents user, these changes are a great reason to give it a try.
Here’s what you can look forward to:
* Edition sidebar – quickly access your editions within categories such as business, sports, etc.
* Fast scan – Vertical swipe to scan an edition, horizontal swipe advances to next edition
* Edition-section chooser – Choose “Customize” to filter out sections
* Unread marks – Read stories are marked. (Setting to hide)
* Breaking stories – ranked by Google News. Links to full length content.
* Saved stories – star for future reference
* New catalog design
The widget is one of my favorite new features, because you can slap it on your home screen and see the day’s biggest stories at a glance while you’re waiting for your morning coffee in Starbucks. You can even flick through them to see other stories, and tap on an article to get the full story.
If you’re updating Google Currents, or downloading it for the first time, be sure to follow Cult of Android for the latest Android news and rumors if you aren’t already. You’ll find us simply by searching for “Cult of Android” in the technology section, and I can guarantee you’ll love us!
And for those of you wondering about iOS, Google says Google Currents 2.0 will hit the App Store “soon.”
Source: Google Play
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