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News readers are some of the most popular apps in the Android Market, but each of us has our own habits and preferences for how we take in news that interests us the most. Standalone feed readers or Google Reader clients offer more efficient methods of finding the topics that are worth our time, while apps like Pulse and News360 offer a reading experience that feels more like something you would find in a magazine. For those of us who find both sides of the equation appealing, the fine folks at Google have our back.
Google continues to aggressively develop for its own platform by offering Google Currents, a news reader along the same vein as Pulse and News360. Google Currents lets you pick and choose your content from suggested feeds or from your Google Reader library. The real benefit to Currents is the app's ability to break large chunks of web content into readable bite-sized pieces, perfectly formatted for consumption on your mobile device.
We would've liked to see Currents synchronize with Google Reader, marking items as read and such, but the app is designed more for casual reading than the hardcore triage process taking place in our RSS feeds.
Google Currents is available as a free download from the Android Marketplace, and works great on both Android phones and tablets.