Google Expands Currents' Availability, Language Support
Google today increased the availability of its Google Currents application. Currents is a news ereader that can collect information from a wide variety of news sources in a fashion similar to Flipboard and Pulse. Google Currents version 1.1 is available around the world, as are a greater variety of news sources from around the world. Google says that readers can also choose to automatically have content that's published in other languages translated to one of 38 supported languages. Last, the application will now automatically sync content in the background rather than when users open and use the app. Google Currents 1.1 is available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. It is free.
T-Mobile Pitches Free MLB Content to Customers
T-Mobile today said baseball fans will be able to watch every regular season Major League Baseball game on their smartphones for free. T-Mobile has again partnered with MLB and is providing customers with access to a free year of MLB.TV Premium, which includes MLB.com At Bat Premium.
Apple Retunes Apple Music for Android Devices
Apple today released Apple Music 2.0 for Android handsets and the app introduces a number of features found on the iOS version. To start, Apple Music for Android drops all elements of Google's Material Design in favor of Apple's app design language.
Google News to Highlight Local Sources
Google has updated its Google News product across all platforms with improved visibility of locally-sourced stories. The local source tag in Google News highlights local news outlets that have covered large, national news stories.
Google Expands Cardboard Availability
Google today made its Cardboard app available to more countries and more languages. Google says the app can be used across 39 languages in more than 100 countries around the world.
Google Overhauls Its News Reader App, Brings It to the Web
Google today announced a wholly refreshed version of Google Play Newsstand that reimagines the newsreader and expands its availability beyond smartphones and tablets. To start, Google is relying on machine learning to make more personalized recommendations for readers.