Google Overhauls 'Currents' for iOS

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Google yesterday overhauled its news aggregation app Currents for iOS, revamping the design and adding features to make navigation more sleek and simple.

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What's New in Version 2.0
- Edition sidebar - quickly access your editions within categories such as business, sports, etc.
- Fast scan - Vertical swipe to scan an edition, horizontal swipe advances to next edition
- Breaking stories - ranked by Google News. Links to full length content.
- Saved stories - star for future reference
- New catalog design

The new design for the Flipboard-like app is just one of many redesigns that Google has done with its iOS apps, including Google Maps, Gmail 2.0 and YouTube. The update and app are free and available on the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

bushido Avatar
104 months ago
the awkward moment when all the google apps look better than the native iOS apps ^^
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Renzatic Avatar
104 months ago

Remember, when you use google services you are the product.


One day soon, I'm gonna invent a time machine. When that day comes, the first thing I'll do is head back in time, find the guy who first coined "...you are the product", and smack him upside the head as hard as I can.

Maybe it'll shame him enough so he'll never say it. Then, when I come back to the present, I'll never have to hear anyone ever say it again. It is the STUPIDEST damn thing people on Apple boards say.

I mean hell. You've always "been the product" for Google. No one had a problem with this until they released Android. Now apparently it's this horrible thing, being able to use a product for free in exchange for demographic data.

God, I tell ya. I wish some people would think about the things they say rather than hop onto the latest catchphrase bandwagon.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rodimus Prime Avatar
104 months ago

There is so much wrong in what you have written in this thread I wouldn't know where to begin.

But let's play for a second. You hate Google and Samsung, right? Ok - so are you boycotting Apple for using Samsung parts in your iDevice? Are you using Search on your iPhone - what search engine is that set to?

P.S. - Google hasn't flooded the market with devices (yet). They haven't manufactured any phones (yet).

P.P.S. Apple, Google, Samsung, and every company only cares about you in relation to how much money you're going to help them make.


I just tossed him on my ignore list. There is no debating with people who are so closed minded and just plan wrong on so many levels.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
r2shyyou Avatar
104 months ago

can't speak for anyone else, but I'm boycotting google. I'll Duckduckgo from now on.

After this horrendous excuse for a company ( the worlds largest data mine) caused Apples stock to drop, I will no longer use anything Google. Likewise I will never buy anything made by Samsung again. Remember, when you use google services you are the product. Boycott Monopolies, Say no to Google.

It's really cool that this forum has people so "in the know" on what's going on in the tech sphere. It makes me feel more important.

One day soon, I'm gonna invent a time machine. When that day comes, the first thing I'll do is head back in time, find the guy who first coined "...you are the product", and smack him upside the head as hard as I can.

Maybe it'll shame him enough so he'll never say it. Then, when I come back to the present, I'll never have to hear anyone ever say it again. It is the STUPIDEST damn thing people on Apple boards say.

I mean hell. You've always "been the product" for Google. No one had a problem with this until they released Android. Now apparently it's this horrible thing, being able to use a product for free in exchange for demographic data.

God, I tell ya. I wish some people would think about the things they say rather than hop onto the latest catchphrase bandwagon.

***NOTE TO ADMINS***

Can you please update the functionality of the voting button[s]s[/s] such that I can vote on certain posts an infinite number of times? kthxbai
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rmwebs Avatar
104 months ago

Didn't know people used this app.


and whats that got to do with the design? :confused:

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can't speak for anyone else, but I'm boycotting google. I'll Duckduckgo from now on.

After this horrendous excuse for a company ( the worlds largest data mine) caused Apples stock to drop, I will no longer use anything Google. Likewise I will never buy anything made by Samsung again. Remember, when you use google services you are the product. Boycott Monopolies, Say no to Google.


So your reasoning is Boycot Monopolies.

This has to be sarcastic surely? You seriously dont think Apple hold a monopoly on anything?

Also you do realise that once you opt out of ads (no idea why you would bother tho) Google doesnt track anything (again thats not really an issue unless you like wearing a tin foil hat).
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Razeus Avatar
104 months ago

the awkward moment when all the google apps look better than the native iOS apps ^^


That awkward moment when the top first page apps are mostly google apps...

Why switch to Android when Google looks great and performs great on iOS?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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