Google Currents Brings Magazine-Like Experience to Android, iOS


No one could ever accuse Google of not offering you enough different ways to access information. If you’ve been discovering new stories through Google Reader feeds or by means of recommendations on Google+, you’ll want to check out the company’s latest tool that’s right down that alley, Google Currents.

Google Currents packages content into a format reminiscent of a digital magazine. Even when smartphone browsers are more than capable of displaying a site’s content on a mobile platform, that material may not be presented in a way that lends itself to consumption on smartphones. By reformatting articles for Google Currents, you can quickly navigate through them, naturally swiping your way around.

We’re reminded of the ill-fated Webzine feature in Dolphin Browser HD, which attempted a similar reformatting plan before privacy concerns caused Dolphin to rethink things.

Free content is available from a nice selection of publishers, and you can set the app up to retrieve blog posts and follow RSS feeds. You can subscribe to the “editions” of your choice and have Currents retrieve them for local storage – perfect to have something to read when you will be traveling outside your data coverage area.

Google Currents is now available for both iOS and Android devices.

Source: Google

Via: Phandroid

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!