September 15, 2009
Google Fast Flip

Google Fast Flip

Yesterday, Google Mobile Blog announced a new development from Google labs, called ‘Google Fast Flip’. Google Fast Flip relieves some of the difficulties of using a smaller screen, keyboard and slower Internet on a mobile device. In short, it allows those running Android or using an iPhone to flip between pages like a magazine, previewing the content on that page before choosing to view it. Here is what Google had to say about their new technology:

With this webapp you can literally flip through stories with the swipe of your finger. To get more information or view the entire article, simply tap on the screen. You can browse headlines and popular articles, and view trending topics. Searching for a specific topic lets you make your own “magazine.” Fast Flip makes sharing articles easy as well. To send an article to someone, simply tap on the “Email” link in the upper right.

If you want to give it a go, you can visit on your Android device, or even on your usual computer. If you want more information you can read the Official Google Mobile Blog or the standard Official Google Blog. Happy swiping!

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.
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