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Feedly for Android 18 arrives: brings new speed reading feature and much more

Feedly for Android 18 has now arrived to Google Play bringing several new features including a speed reading feature and the ability to log in with Google+.
January 13, 2014
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On Sunday Feedly took to their official blog to announce that Feedly for Android version 18 has now arrived, bringing quite a few new features with it. Aside from a number of bug fixes, some of the changes include a newly redesigned user interface experience for the Nexus 7, a Google+ login option, a redesigned ‘Mark All As Read’ card and much more.

For those that like to speed read through their news feeds in order to get to the “good stuff” quickly, there’s also a new speed reading option that allows you to tap the edge of the screen to jump to the very next article. A demonstration of the new feature can be seen in the image directly below.


For those looking for a full list of new features and bug fixes, here’s the change-log:

  • Speed reading
  • New nexus 7 design
  • Google+ login and sharing dialog
  • Mark all as read card with reading stats
  • Fixed in 18:
  • Back button issue
  • Android 4.1 crashes and rendering issues.
  • Login expiration bug.
  • Improved the speed of image processing.
  • Note: We removed the random colors in the left selector. This is in preparation for a feature which will allow users to assign their own colors to collections and make this feature more functional.

As you can see, there’s plenty of improvements that make grabbing this update important for any readers that actively use Feedly. Even better, there’s more on the way in the near future.

According to the Feedly team, we can expect all of the following additions to eventually make its way into mobile version 19:

  • Tagging
  • Evernote integration (pro)
  • Customizable font and font size
  • Ability to associate a color to each collections
  • Better search
  • Smooth scrolling for the title only view
  • Offline support for home, must reads and saved items
  • Notification support for must reads

For more details on the latest upgrade, be sure to check out Feedly’s official blog. To grab the update for yourself, you’ll want to head on over to Google Play.