Google Reader, an RSS aggregator, is one of those things that I expected would come with Android 1.5, and that I’ve been waiting for ever since. Today the waiting is over, the official Google Reader app for Android is here.
– unread counts
– Multiple accounts
– Synced preferences
– Full subscription features (subscribe and search from your phone)
Google goes on to mention what they call “harder to discover features”:
– Volume-key navigation: if you enable this in the settings, you can navigate by using your phone’s volume keys for next and previous
– Long-press on a folder or subscription to bring up a contextual menu that lets you rename, unsubscribe or change folders
– If you hit the menu key on an individual item, you can use the “send” feature which integrates with other apps on your phone to send the item using any 3rd party app
Google Reader will be free in the Android Market for devices running Donut and up. If you can’t find it in the Market yet, you’re not alone; use the barcode below to quickstart the process.
After downloading the app, don’t forget to add Pocketnow’s RSS feed to your daily reading.
Source: Google Reader Blog
(Stephen Schenck contributed to this article)