Chrome won’t be the only app coming pre-installed with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, although Chrome is actually meant to replace the stock Android browser, while Google Currents will be added to all the other Google apps, such as Gmail, Maps, Play Store, and so on.
Google Currents is kind of a hybrid between a RSS reader and a social reader, much like Flipboard, although Flipboard started as just a social reader, pulling articles from your friends’ streams, and only later added RSS support. Google Currents was developed as an alternative to Flipboard, because Flipboard was taking its sweet time arriving on Android. Plus, the team behind it rejected a acquisition [...]
It’s no coincidence that many Google apps have been updated in the last few days. Google wants to make sure that their native apps really shine on the brand new Nexus 7 tablet. The latest to receive a makeover is the news reader app Google Currents.
Merely reading the change log that Google has posted won’t do the improvement any justice, as you need to see it for yourself. But here it is anyway:User interface – updated to Android standards Top navigation bar – auto hide, touch to show Library/trending toggle – moved to navigation bar Performance enhancements Bug fixes
There’s no question that Google Currents has undergone some [...]
Flipboard, like Instagram, held off for a very long time from coming to Android, and it was unfortunate, because Flipboard is one of the apps that people like most on iOS. At the same time, it’s one of the most popular newsreader apps out there, thanks to the innovative way it shows content from social networks and other sources.
Thanks to Samsung, Flipboard came exclusively with the Galaxy S3, although unofficially this exclusivity was short lived, thanks to a leaked APK file. After a short beta period, Flipboard developers have officially launched an Android app that is available in the Play Store for everyone.
Google made an offer to buy the [...]