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As you'll know if you've been following our Google I/O coverage, Google Currents will ship on the Nexus 7 tablet when it launches next month. But now it's been revealed that Google's digital magazine app will also be part of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OTA that'll be sent to ICS-running Nexus devices around the same time. An email sent to currents partners today indicate that Currents' user base is set to increase significantly as it goes from an optional app on the Play Store to a part of the core collection of Google apps. As such, we'd also expect to see Currents shipping out on future Google-certified Jelly Bean devices, as it becomes a more established member of the Google apps family.

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There are 14 comments

mtmjr90 says:

I don't care who makes an app...if it walks like bloatware and acts like's bloatware.

I personally convert all system apps to user apps downloaded via the Play Store. I like Currents, I use Currents, I just hate being told I can't uninstall an app that's available in the Play Store.

alantsay says:

Jelly Bean OTA..... Nexus devices...

(looking down on my Nexus One ...)

Spartoi says:

I really like Currents interface, but the app never syncs all of the latest articles. It is always some hours behind.

Mobius360 says:

I like currents but also find it to be behind in syncs compared to other similar type apps. Hopefully it keeps getting better.

Suntan says:

I don't like having apps forced on me. Not even Google apps.


I feel you

TOOLEY says:

So Jellybean for Nexus S 4G? If so Great.

Yes. We should receive the update at the end of July, beginning August. The GNex and Nexus S will get it first. I also have a Nexus S 4G and I can't wait for Jellybean.

sly says:

I'm not one to be picky but...what's up with the new Currents icon? It's really plain looking now that they've taken away all the Google colors. There was nothing wrong with the old one (other than, maybe, it looks a tiny bit like the Chrome icon?).

Siggehandf says:

This is by far one of my most cherished apps on my GNex. I really don't get what all the fuss is about, with flipboard. Currents has that beat by miles and miles.

I don't really experience any delay in syncs, you can always manually refresh it.

frozencloud says:

This app need to have a widget.

keithz says:

Honestly, I'm liking Pulse more.....

biggoon6 says:

I'm kind of with you... I actually use gReader more just because of the capability to switch between the feed and the web within the app itself.

masterpfa says:

Time for a Currents widget, so those who do use currents can display it's lovlies on a home screen.