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Google Currents has received its first update, with no new features to report but a couple of important fixes. 

In the changelog we get stability improvements, and performance improvements in data sync. The second of these in particular will be welcome, with sync initially proving to be quite slow in some cases. 

Download link below, although remember folks officially the app is still only available in the US. And if you haven't already, why not subscribe to the Android Central Edition on Google Currents while you're at it. 

There are 15 comments

LGiusti84 says:

Does anybody knows why it is still US only?

greenlink says:

i just installed this on my xoom. im in canada btw

MattS1984 says:

Well thats basically the US

matrixblue says:

I'm in The Bahamas and I can install it now. It wasn't avaliable to me last week.

zhecht says:

I still haven't figured out what purpose this app serves. It's like an RSS reader, but doesn't allow me to read whole articles or even see the ends of headlines.

WHat's up with Syncing every 6 HOURS? lmao . . .what the hell? Doesn't even make sense. 6hours, 12hours, and 24hours. I want syncing every 15 - 30minutes as a minimum

Yeah, I've found the app is quite pointless and is setup very strange too.

Also... Google. Android users need to be able to see their notification bar when an app is open... Unless specified otherwise with an OPTION in the app. I have to get out of the app to pull down the notification tray... Silly.

technomom says:

Ate up too much space on my DInc, caused "Low memory" issues and seemed pointless besides. Pass.

hk1388 says:

How did you get ICS on G2x or is it just a theme?

CM7 theme only i'm afraid, not hiding anything from you guys ;-)

Gekko says:

can someone recommend something better that offers -

1. offline reading.
2. full articles.
3. pictures.
4. full screen for articles (no large ugly buttons obstructing content).
5. vertical scrolling (up and down).
6. fast syncing.
7. flexible settings including sync interval.
8. huge choice of content.
9. reliable and relatively battery/resource friendly.

i want something for the plane.

maybe this animal doesn't exist? maybe someone should write it then?


Taz89 says:

read it later does most of what you have listed,am not sure if it pulls rss feeds.

AndroidOne says:

Try GoodNews RSS reader.

NordicNinja says:

I quite like the app, but I agree that it could use some improvements. Not showing the full article is annoying. Google News did that on the Playbook as well and I hated it then. At least the GNex loads the rest of the article quickly when you click on it...

Obviously the sources that have been explicitly configured for the app look better than say a random RSS feed. For example, add the Android Central RSS feed and then again add the specific Android Central Google Current feed, you can find both when you search for AC. Regardless there are still issues, but I like the concept and I'm hoping that they improve upon it.

Does anyone have any suggestions for an equivalent/better app? I am also curious as to why it is not officially available in Canada?