One of the biggest issues with Google Currents at launch was the fact that it was only available in the US. Sure, it was a great concept, and Android’s first Flipboard competitor, but until today that didn’t mean anything to anyone outside of the US. Today, the app has received an update that not only makes it available in 44 languages, but also claims a 7X speed boost. This is a huge deal, as one of the major issues with this app at first was the loading time which really took a toll on battery life. They have also added instant sync so users don’t have to open the app and wait for content, and offline reading is now an option as well.
This is a pretty hefty update for Google’s trendy news app, and it definitely runs a lot smoother after the fact. The question still remains however, do you use Google Currents, and if not, will this update make you want to try it out? Let us know in the comments and hit the Play link to grab the update or give the app a first-time download. The full list of updates is as follows:
- 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