Google Currents

  • Google Currents For iOS Now Called Google Play Newsstand Following Big Redesign

    Google Currents For iOS Now Called Google Play Newsstand Following Big Redesign

    Google Currents, Google’s magazine-like news reading iOS app and a competitor to Flipboard, is rolling out a redesign and a handful of new features, including a way to subscribe to topics you’re interested in, instead of only subscribing to publishers, blogs and RSS feeds. The company is also ditching the name “Currents,” and renaming the app “Google Play… Read More

  • Google Launches Newsstand For Android, Combines Google Play Magazines And Currents Into A Single App

    Google Launches Newsstand For Android, Combines Google Play Magazines And Currents Into A Single App

    Google today launched Google Play Newsstand for Android, an app that brings together the current Google Play Magazines app available in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia, as well as Google Currents, the company’s answer to apps like Flipboard. The Play Newsstand will feature about 1,900 free and paid publications. The selection ranges from newspapers like The Australian, The New… Read More

  • Google Revamps Its Currents Mobile Newsreader App To Make It Smarter And More Scannable

    Google Revamps Its Currents Mobile Newsreader App To Make It Smarter And More Scannable

    Google just launched an update to Google Currents, the company’s Flipboard competitor, that makes it easier to scan through categories and editions from Google publisher partners like The Guardian and Forbes in the app. In addition, Google says it also brought some of its search technology to the app to power its breaking news sections. Read More

  • Google Takes Its Flipboard Competitor Currents Global

    Google Takes Its Flipboard Competitor Currents Global

    Last December, Google launched Currents, its attempt at challenging mobile apps like Flipboard and Zite. Since then, the company has added about 400 new publishers and over 14,000 self-published editions to its lineup . Until now, though, Currents, which runs on Android and iOS, was only available in the United States. That’s changing today, as Google is taking Currents global. Local… Read More

  • The Top 20 iPhone And iPad Apps of 2011

    The Top 20 iPhone And iPad Apps of 2011

    It’s telling that Apple chose an app that debuted more than 14 months ago, Instagram, as its “iPhone App of the Year” for 2011. This should not imply that there was a shortage of quality and groundbreaking apps released this year. Far from it. From social magazines to music discovery apps to console-quality games that players can hold in the palms of their hands, there… Read More