News by Dan Seifert on Wednesday August 17, 2011.
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The app updates keep coming today, as the Google Reader app for Android has been updated too. The Reader app has been given a visual refresh that brings it more in-line with recent products from Google such as Google+. It has also been optimized with better support for tablets.
The Reader app now makes it easier to share or star an article in your feed, as there are new buttons to do so with at the upper right of every story. The visual elements of the app are cleaner and easier to read, and the app fits in better with the rest of Android 2.3 Gingerbread's visual cues. The "Mark Previous as Read" button that used to appear as you scrolled down the list of articles in your feed has now been moved to the context menu that is accessible when you press and hold on a particular story. There are also fancy new transitions when browsing through articles one at a time. Of course, tablet users will be happy to know that the Reader app is now optimized for use on the larger screen of a tablet.
Google Reader for Android is free and available in the Android Market now.
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