Google Updates its Reader Android App with More Features

If you’re like me who depends on Google Reader for my daily RSS feed reading habit, you’ve probably downloaded Google Reader Android app when we told you about it before. If not, you can still download and install it on your Android phone and enjoy reading RSS feeds you subscribe to anytime, anywhere on your Android phone or tablet. While for those of us who has it running already, time to update the Android app, folks. Google just updated the Reader Android app and has added several new features that will make the app even more useful and easy to use. According to the Google Reader blog, these features were the most-requested ones based on user feedback. These new featuers include:

  • Unread count widget – choose any feed, label, person, or “all items” and get the unread count on your home screen. Clicking on the widget takes you to straight to that stream.
  • News ticker widget – if you prefer a bit more information, you can add a larger size widget that cycles through items on any stream you want in Reader. Clicking any headline will take you to the article, while clicking the folder will take you to that stream.
  • Mark previous as read – if you’ve used the mobile version of Reader before and missed this feature, it’s now back! As you scroll down your reading list, hit “Mark previous as read” at any time to only mark things above the screen as read.
  • addition of official Russian translation.

Overall, those are definitely useful features. Google Reader Android app is available now from the Android Market as a free download. It runs on Android devices with Android 1.6 or higher.

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