After being out for months with no update it seems like Google totally forgot about this app. Or, maybe they have been working on this updated version. Listen from Google Labs brings podcasts and web audio to your Android-powered device.
The latest version 1.1 features an improved subscription manager that updates the feeds more often and integrates directly with Google Reader.
Version 1.1 added a bunch of new features and fixes including:
* Subscriptions are stored by Google Reader in the “Listen Subscriptions” folder.
* Subscribed feed items are fresh, no longer limited in size, and are available offline (and more quickly).
* Screen “My listen items” shows queued and most recently subscribed item, with refresh button for subscriptions.
* Subscriptions screen is a list of subscribed feeds instead of the most recent item in the feed.
* Better control of listened state: “Mark all..” on details screen and context menus.
* The queue is now ordered by time added (instead of publication time).
* Settings has a “Check for new items” interval that periodically fetches new subscription items.
* Subscriptions screen has an “Add a subscription” button since the menu item with this function was regularly overlooked.
* “More episodes” screen now includes a “Queue new” button.
* Help screens and splash screen have been combined.
* The item title in the “Now Playing” mini-view is now clickable.
* Added voice input button to search bar.
* Play controls in landscape mode now take up less space.
* Add “Play” to context menu.
* Search subscriptions has temporarily been removed.
* Share an episode function has temporarily been removed.
* Various minor bug fixes.