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Google Currents pre-installed in Android 4.1

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Google Currents pre-installed in Android 4.1
Stylized news reader Google Currents has been available in the Google Play Store since December. The app now has some competition since the Android variant of Flipboard has launched. But Google Current has something that Flipboard doesn't which is a developer-parent that produces the leading smartphone OS in the world. Google is taking advantage of this, according to an email sent to its partners, by adding Google Currents as a pre-installed application on all versions of Google 4.1.

Google Current has competition from Flipboard

Google Current has competition from Flipboard

Google expects its action to result in a multitude of new Currents users, although by taking away your choice, it also takes away some of your storage space. Originally released late last year for Android and iOS, Google Currents takes your news feeds and converts them into a magazine style read. It also includes some default selections for your perusal. And now, with this news, Google Currents joins the Google family of apps found on the vast majority of Android devices.

source: AndroidCentral

Screenshots from Google Currents
Screenshots from Google Currents
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Screenshots from Google Currents

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posted on 01 Jul 2012, 15:57

1. RubiksGuy (Posts: 9; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


I don't think this is a good move by Google! Forcing software on people is never a good thing. I remember those days when Google stood up for purity and now they're heading the wrong way!

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 21:22

2. imeubeu (Posts: 59; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


installed flipboard last week and love it, go back an check out currents, how much better can it be

posted on 02 Jul 2012, 01:40

3. Scorpion (Posts: 60; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)


I've chosen Currents over Flipboard and Pulse. Flipboard has cooler effects, but Currents are way easier to organize and customize. Pulse, just wasn't comfortable, you press one thing but actually it moved and pressed another.

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