Google Currents is an Android-app where you can read news and magazines from your favourite media sources or any other source of online content with RSS feeds. You can get access to reading contents from all over the world. It has magazine like user interface, which makes it stylish and user-friendly. The stories are updated from time to time. To access all the content, all you need is a Google account.
What is Good About Google CurrentsGoogle Currents allows you to read news and feature stories when you are online, and also when you are offline. Free content categories include news, business, lifestyle, fashion, sports, science, technology, design, food and entertainment, to name a few. Moreover, RSS Feeds gives you access to content on blogs and community content. This Android app also detects your location and provides you the most current and popular stories of your region. The app provides access to both world affairs and local news. It features a user-friendly navigation system. You can simply swipe horizontally for navigating between editions or categories, and swipe vertically to navigate between stories and articles. You can also pull and swipe the screen to update the feed for new stories. You can also create your personal edition or category where you can save your favourite stories and read those later. You simply need to tap the star button to save an article as favourite. You can also save articles on your device for reading offline. The Google Current widget on your home screen gives you constant access to current affairs and updated news. Google Translate helps you to get the content translated in the language of your choice. Currently there are 44 languages that Google Current supports. There are several other custom settings, including an option that allows you to download content when the device is connected to Wi-Fi.
What You’ll Miss In Google CurrentsIt has special publisher edition content from big media groups such as Forbes, TechCrunch, PBS with full-length stories and articles that even feature videos, pictures and slideshows. But to access this media rich content, subscription is necessary. This app is content-rich which causes it to eat up a lot of data usage and memory space on your device. Another small issue with this app is that once you are subscribed to a page, you cannot directly unsubscribe it in the same page. Overall, the Android app has a clean user-interface and a lot of editions to choose from. It is a good way to stay updated on your device when you are on the move. Summary: This new Android app keeps you updated with content from the best news sources. It provides contents based on your location and stories that interest you.
- Intuitive interface
- Limitless content
- Detects location centric content
- Swipe navigation between editions and stories
- Access RSS Feed Content
- Create own edition with favourite articles to read offline
- Highly customizable downloads
- Widget on home screen
- Save articles for offline reading
- High device memory usage
- High data usage
- No unsubscribe button
- Publisher editions not available for free