Google Currents goes live for International users

Google has finally decided to take its Google Currents Android app to the international users. The app went live for everyone late last night and can be grabbed from Google Play store.

This Flipboard competitor offers nearly 400 publisher editions and over 14,000 self-produced editions of news content.  You can also view Currents version on the app.

With this update, we’ve made Google Currents available globally, wherever apps are available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. International publishers, using Google Currents Producer, can now begin adding local content for an international audience, choosing where to make it available globally and whether to enable auto-translation,” Google’s Mussie Shore stated in a blog post.

Changelog of version 1.1:

  • Sync speed – Dramatic (7X) performance boost.
  • Instant online sync – No need to press “sync”. Just open an edition for latest content.
  • Offline reading – Choose favorite editions for offline images.
  • International – Currents now available worldwide (in 44 languages).
  • Translate – Translate complete editions to your preferred language. (38 languages).
  • Trending – Local trending stories provided for US, FR, UK, DE, IT, ES, JP, AU.
  • Bug fixes

App Description:

Google Currents delivers beautiful magazine-like editions to your tablet and smartphone for high speed and offline reading. Editions are all free and include: Publisher editions, Google trending editions, your favorite blogs and feeds from Google Reader.

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