Google Currents has updated their news reader application today that finally allows people outside the USA to use it and publishers to submit content into its ecosystem. Currents is very much akin to Pulse and Zite, in the respects that it is a dedicated news reader with its own unique interface. The fix today also fixes various syncing issues that delayed news from displaying correctly on your tablet.
Google Currents 1.1 is now available in the Android Market and our own Good e-Reader Android App Store. Hundreds of U.S. editions are now readable in your preferred language with a new publisher-selected translation feature, and local publishers can begin adding their content to the catalog through Google Currents Producer.
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. For example The Guardian in the UK, LaStampa in Italy, Financial Times Deutschland in Germany, ABC News in Australia, Neue Zürcher Zeitung in Switzerland and Hindustan Times in India have already started publishing editions with local content. Readers can also add their favorite local blogs which are instantly converted into Currents editions.
I am super happy that Google Currents is finally available outside of the USA and you can expect Good e-Reader to be listed on it, internationally very soon!
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.