Google Currents, Google’s magazine-like news reading iOS app and a competitor to Flipboard, is rolling out a redesign and a handful of new features, including a way to subscribe to topics you’re interested in, instead of only subscribing to publishers, blogs and RSS feeds. The company is also ditching the name “Currents” and renaming the app “Google Play Newsstand” in keeping with Google’s now-preferred naming scheme where its apps and services begin with “Google Play” (like “Google Play Music,” for example.)
This change also follows the shift from Google Currents on Android, where the Currents mobile app has now been deprecated (though it continues to be listed) in favor of Google’s own Newsstand service.
The new iOS app’s look-and-feel falls in line with Google’s “Material Design” language, which is making its way to all of Google’s properties, including Android, Chrome and Google’s web and mobile apps.
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