Back in December, Google introduced Google Currents which was described to be a "beautiful and simple way to experience all the content the web has to offer". While currents was available from the start for for Android phones and tablets as well as Apple's iOS iPads and iPhones, it was locked to the U.S. However, yesterday, with the launch of Currents 1.1, Google made it finally available around the world. Google Currents lets subscribers explore online magazines and other content with the swipe of a finger. Content is optimized for smartphones and tablets, allowing users to intuitively navigate between words, pictures and video on large and small screens alike, even if offline.
In addition of rolling-out Google Currents internationally, Google has also added a couple of new features. For instance Google Translate was just added which virtually allows to read content in the preferred language. The new dynamic sync feature delivers new content dynamically, using a minimum of the device's battery, bandwidth and storage while the offline feature is perfect while travelling on planes and trains and allows to choose which editions should be downloaded for offline reading, including images.
To get started, all it needs is to download the app and choosing the publications to subscribe to for free. Users can even add RSS, video and photo feeds, public Google+ streams and Google Reader subscriptions they are already following. In addition to consuming favorite media, users can also use the trending tab to discover related content that matches your tastes.
Google Currents is now available for download on the Google Play Android Market and in the Apple App Store.
Cheers ~ Arne