Google has been taking over and expanding in many different ways recently. Google Offers, Books, and Reader have become very popular recently. However, all but Google Reader has truly come to the mobile platform. Therefore, Google has made it a goal to fix that. The recent rumors about a Flipboard competitor have finally come true. On Thursday, Google Currents went live in both the Android Market and the App Store. More specifically, the app is tablet and phone friendly. In addition, the app is completely free to download and, once inside of the app, all of the 150+ “editions” are absolutely free. Furthermore, Google has already added Forbes, CNet, AllThingsD, The Huffington Post and many more to Currents.
Once inside the app, it is easy to see that Google was going for a very streamlined and easy to use user-interface. Currents displays loads of information, while at the same time remaining uncluttered and friendly. On top of that, like always, Google has built in the ability to log in with your Google account. This way, all of your editions are saved with your account and are automatically added to any new device that you sign in with. Finally, one of the best parts about this app, besides the fact that it is free, is that once you download an edition, it is available offline. To get a sneak peak before downloading, check out Google’s video below: