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Google Currents

Google Currents

Google Currents is a social magazine app for tablet computers and mobile phones developed by Google Inc.

Google Currents delivers beautiful magazine-like editions to your tablet and smartphone for high speed and offline reading.

The application covers a variety of sources and offers a list of featured content that includes Forbes, CNET, ReadWriteWeb, and others. Google Currents immediately begins downloading the most recent articles from these sources.

Google Currents in action Google Currents in action

Features:

  • Superb polished interface
  • Headline-based news system
  • Built-in browser
  • Publisher editions - Publishers such as Forbes, The Guardian, TechCrunch, The Sun, Metro UK, PBS, Saveur, and more have produced hundreds of editions including in-depth articles, videos, fine photography, slideshows, live-maps, and social streams
  • Google trending editions - Google Currents uses Google search technology to hourly build a set of editions tracking the five most recent trending stories in categories such as Top stories, world, entertainment, sports, science, and more. Each story is presented through a fresh edition of articles, videos, and pictures
  • Your favorite blogs and feeds - Instantly, turn your Google Reader subscriptions, or any of your favorite blogs/feeds into a beautiful edition with a magazine feel
  • Each edition is available for high speed offline reading, and provides quick-touch sharing. Google Currents self-adapts to differently sized phones and tablets, with your subscriptions synchronized across devices. Google Currents
  • Large photo banners on tablets
  • Instant online sync
  • Easy to add new feeds
  • Offline reading
  • Scales to different screen sizes
  • Background sync options
  • Translation support. Google Currents translates instantaneously into 38 languages
  • Internationalization support
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Verdict:

Google Currents makes reading your favorite news site, magazines, and blogs on mobile devices a truly pleasurable and simple experience. The design is elegant, smart, intitutive and crisp. Whilst the app lacks the beautiful animations offered by Flipboard, Google Currents has a refreshing simple interface.

This is an app that every Android user should download. Trending is an awesome feature. We would prefer the option to be able to source older articles.

10/10

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