Google Currents

Google Currents

 

Description

Google Currents delivers beautiful magazine-like editions to your tablet and smartphone for high speed and offline reading.  Features include:* Publisher editions – Publishers such as Forbes, The Guardian, TechCrunch, PBS, Saveur,  and more have produced hundreds of editions including full length, in-depth articles, videos, fine photography, and slideshows.  Editions are free –  covering news,  business,  lifestyle, fashion, sports, science, technology, design, food, entertainment and more.

* Fast scan – A new navigation mode lets you quickly swipe vertically to discover unread stories within an edition,  swipe horizontally to move to the next edition within a category. Or, use the “sidebar” to jump ahead to a  specific edition.

* Breaking stories  – Google Currents uses Google search technology to deliver the hottest breaking stories  in categories such as world, entertainment, sports, science, and more. As you travel to different countries, additional breaking stories are added to match your location.

* Saved stories –  Run across an in-depth article that you want to read later,  or a special recipe you want to keep? Star any story to be saved for later, in your personal Saved stories edition.

* Your favorite blogs and feeds – Instantly, turn your Google Reader subscriptions, or any of your favorite blogs/feeds into a beautiful edition with a magazine feel.

* Translate – Currents uses Google translate technology to translate editions into a preferred language of your choice. 44 languages are supported.

* Widget – Immediately see fresh news on your android home screen with the Google Currents widget.

Each edition is available for high speed offline reading, and provides quick-touch sharing. Google Currents self-adapts to differently sized phones and tablets, with subscriptions synchronized across devices. Google Currents – a reading experience not to be missed.

Named  by New York Times, The Next Web, SlashGear and more as a top 10 Android app.

 

App Screenshots

  
 

What’s New

What’s in this version:

* Bug fixes.
* Reduce data usage.
* Add unsubscribe to overflow menu.

 

Permissions

This application has access to the following:

  • Your accounts
    use accounts on the device
    Allows the app to request authentication tokens.
    add or remove accounts
    Allows the app to perform operations like adding and removing accounts, and deleting their password.
  • Network communication
    full network access
    Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
  • Storage
    modify or delete the contents of your USB storage modify or delete the contents of your SD card
    Allows the app to write to the USB storage. Allows the app to write to the SD card.
  • System tools
    toggle sync on and off
    Allows an app to modify the sync settings for an account. For example, this can be used to enable sync of the People app with an account.
    prevent tablet from sleeping prevent phone from sleeping
    Allows the app to prevent the tablet from going to sleep. Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
  • Your accounts
    find accounts on the device
    Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the tablet. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed. Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.
    read Google service configuration
    Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.
  • Network communication
    receive data from Internet
    Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app’s service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.
    view network connections
    Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
  • System tools
    read sync settings
    Allows the app to read the sync settings for an account. For example, this can determine whether the People app is synced with an account.
    read sync statistics
    Allows an app to read the sync stats for an account, including the history of sync events and how much data is synced.
  • Default
    test access to protected storage test access to protected storage
    Allows the app to test a permission for USB storage that will be available on future devices. Allows the app to test a permission for the SD card that will be available on future devices.

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Version: 2.0.1
Size: 6.3M

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