Google announced their popular RSS option Google Reader would be closing, and we all know how most of you feel about that. Quick to the rescue was the folks over at Digg, who have promised a replacement that will be fast and work on a wide array of devices. Today we're getting a few more details regarding the Google Reader replacement that's coming soon.
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Reader would be shutting down as of July 1, 2013. Since that point we have seen a bit of uproar from die-hard users. It seems that Google Reader has a fairly loyal bunch of users. So much so that we have seen a "Keep Google Reader Running" petition launch.
Google Reader officially shuts down, however with the date set -- now may be a good time to start looking. Sure, that petition is still kicking, however we are not counting on that. It would be nice to see, but our minds have already begun looking elsewhere and we have a few options to share. In total we have five to present. The first two will be the closest to Google Reader, the second two are a bit different and the last is well, just different. We should also point out that our criteria was that we could access our feeds on our Android devices.
Google is planning to shut down Reader as of July 1, 2013. We also know there at least 50,000 users that were willing to sign a petition in an attempt at keeping it around. What many might not know is why. The first thought for many is in regards to money and the bit about Reader not making anything for Google. Simply put, that is not the case.
Google announced the latest wave of shutdowns yesterday evening and while many of the items on the list seem to have attracted little attention, one product did. That one, as you have likely already guessed -- is Google Reader. For those who missed that bit, Google Reader will be shutting down come July 1, 2013.
Google, starting off with an announcement that Andy Rubin, who has been a big part of the Android movement, will be leaving. Now another wave of changes have been announced - Google Reader will be retired on July 1st due to what has been a steady drop in usage. Likewise, several other Google services will also be shutting down.
Google Play Store. The app is called Press and brings the tagline of "Simply Read News." And well, that seems to sum up the use case. Diving a bit deeper though and we see an app that comes with a nice feature set and what we would consider nice looks.
Samsung has just unveiled the impressive new Galaxy S III here in London, and one of the exciting inclusions (along with 50GB of Dropbox storage) is they have an exclusive with Flipboard for Android. Flipboard is a highly popular social news reader similar to Google Currents, Pulse, News360 and many others and until now was only seen on iOS devices. Check it out in our hands-on video below.
Android Market complete with a new user interface and widgets that resemble 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and plenty of other navigation and usage improvements. While the actual interface hasn't changed a lot, they have added swipe navigation and it works extremely well.