In an attempt to expand the access to content for its Android users, Google has just announced the release of a new application for their devices, namely Google Currents.
The new software will provide them with the option to access online magazines or other content, all available with the simple swipe of a finger.
The availability of online magazines on Android devices is the latest great thing that Google made available for users, in addition to offering them fast access to YouTube videos or to movies and music via the Android Market.
The application, although new, includes content from more than 150 publishing partners. There are full-length articles from more than 180 editions, all of them optimized for viewing on smartphones and tablet PCs.
Users will find it easy to navigate between words, pictures and videos, regardless whether on a small or a larger screen. Not to mention that content will be available even when offline.
The Google Currents app will provide users with in-depth articles, videos, fine photography, slideshows, live-maps, and social streams through publisher editions, as well as with five most recent trending stories in categories like world, entertainment, sports, science, and more, via Google trending editions.
Not to mention that users can enjoy reading their favorite blogs and feeds by turning Google Reader subscriptions into a new edition with a magazine feel.
“To get started, simply download the app and choose the publications you want to subscribe to for free,” Mussie Shore, product manager, and Sami Shalabi, technical lead, explain in a blog post.
“You can also add RSS, video and photo feeds, public Google+ streams and Google Reader subscriptions you’re already following. In addition to consuming your favorite media, you can also use the trending tab to discover related content that matches your tastes.”
Google Currents was made available via the Android Market for all devices powered by the Android 2.2 or newer OS flavor. You can learn more on the new app in the video embedded below.