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Google enters news reader space with Currents app for iOS, Android

News by Dan Seifert on Thursday December 08, 2011.

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Google has introduced its own version of a mobile news reader app with Currents, available for iOS and Android devices. Currents offers a similar experience to Flipboard and the dozens of other mobile news reader apps available, and provides web content in a format that is easy to read on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet.

Google says it has partnered with more than 150 publishing houses and offers full-length articles from more than 180 publications, including big names like CNET, AllThingsD, Forbes, Saveur, PBS, Huffington Post, Fast Company, and others for Current. Users can choose to subscribe to the publications that they prefer, or they can browse the Trending topics to see what the hottest stories are. The app integrates with Google+ and Google Reader feeds, so users can access their familiar news sources quickly and easily.

The app itself is attractive and clean, and is pretty fast as well. It is currently available for free in the Android Market and iTunes App Store for U.S. users.

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