Google Currents Is Google’s New Newsreader App [VIDEO]

Google has released an Android and iOS app called ‘Google Currents’ it’s basically a Google version of Flipboard. Google has teamed up with more than 150 publishing companies and over 180 magazine editions to bring content to the app. Users can add RSS feeds, public Google+ streams and Google Reader subscriptions. You can also watch YouTube videos on the app while discovering content on Android Market.

They’ve also launched a self-service platform for publishers to design and customize their content for Google Currents. Publishers can also connect their Google Analytics account with Google Currents so they can view readers’ preferences, devices used and location.

You can download it now via Android Market and Apple’s App Store and is available in the US only.

This seems like a good idea at a glance but it really isn’t. What Google needs to do is redesign Google reader so it has a magazine like template and include a search option so users can subscribe to interests easily (like Feedly). The New Google Reader design just seems like Gmail with RSS feeds.

Here’s a video from Google explaining the service.


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