Google expands Currents newsreader app to new markets, languages


Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) updated its Currents newsreader application to dozens of new international markets, concurrently introducing auto-translation and dynamic sync capabilities.

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Google Currents is now available internationally.

Google Currents, introduced to U.S. audiences in December 2011, enables users to explore online magazines and other digital content optimized for access via touch-enabled smartphones and tablets running Google's Android mobile operating system, as well as rival Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS. The new Google Currents 1.1 expands the service to all Google Play and Apple Store outposts across the globe, enabling publishers to feature content optimized for regional audiences. The revamped Currents also integrates Google Translate, enabling readers to automatically read content in any of 38 different international languages.

Google Currents now features close to 400 publisher editions from partners including The Atlantic, Men's Health, Popular Science, Harvard Business Review, TMZ, Bleacher Report and Scientific American, alongside more than 14,000 self-produced editions. Currents 1.1 introduces dynamic syncing, guaranteeing that readers have fresh content to explore every time they open the app. According to Google, the sync feature is designed to use minimal device battery, bandwidth and storage; travelers also can select offline reading options.

For more:
- read this Google Mobile Blog entry

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