Currently there are hundreds of news/RSS feed apps available in the market like Flipboard, Reddit News, Social Magazine etc. Google Currents is another worthy competitor the aforementioned apps and is now slowly becoming one of the best news feed apps in the Google Play Store. The app has a simple and crisp little design which lets you scroll up and down to view the list of new stories while reading within each individual story is usually done by swiping left to right.
This is a news aggregator that is sometimes conspicuously elegant, but never distracting. That’s exactly as it should be. Sharing is simple, too, and the only downside is that some publishers provide only very limited content. One major plus for reader apps is offline access, and the amount that Currents downloads by default is certainly impressive. The app’s only drawback is its offline mode which make pictures looks painfully bare when the device is not connected to the internet. Besides this minor issue, Currents is an excellent app overall.
Even though this application has been available to users since December, Google is taking a major step to improve its popularity. According to an email Google has been sending to Currents partners, this app will now come pre-installed with all Android 4.1 – JellyBean devices and updates.
Google expects a major chunk of new users coming to the app. The Search Giant goes as far as saying that pageviews and readership should vastly increase, due to this action. A statement that may very well be true, as the app will be at Android’s core for everyone.
Google Currents is available as a free download from the Google Play Store.