Google has officially put a nail to the coffin of its Google Currents news reader app for Android. Fret not, you’ll still get your shot of daily news – now via the new Google Play Newsstand app. Google pushed an update of Currents to Google Play on Wednesday, which redirects users to the Newsstand app download page.
“Newsstand updates and replaces Google Currents, which is no longer available for download or use,” Google writes. “For existing Currents users, all your subscriptions will instantly transfer and be available for you in Newsstand. Discover a better way to enjoy all the news you love with Google Play Newsstand now.”
Newsstand uses mini cards to allow users to scan headlines more quickly. The app can also translate news sources instantly.
In a nutshell, Newsstand not only aggregates your favourite blogs and news sites, but also the place to get both free and paid magazine and newspaper subscriptions.
Google has partnered with renowned content publishers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, People, Wired, Vanity Fair and Guardian.
Google Play Newsstand was first released in November 2013.
I will personally miss Currents, an app I use to catch up on all my daily tech news, but Newsstand has a similar card-based UI, so migrating shouldn’t be a huge problem.
Download the new Google Play Newsstand here.
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