The reasons as to why Google has decided to discontinue the excellent Google Currents app is beyond our comprehension as the new app has less features, worse layout design and generally bad reviews with respect to the new ‘widget’ which many Android users found invaluable in the outgoing Google Currents. Let’s not even begin to get into the new app’s offline capabilities which many users are already sourly complaining about too! However, whatever the reasons for the change, Google has culled the old app altogether meaning our readers who receive stories via Google Currents will be forced into updating to Google Play Newsstand. Presumably, the issues users are currently facing will be addressed in forthcoming updates.
For existing Google Currents users, the change will be amazingly annoying – but easy. Your subscriptions from Google Currents will be kept and so when you first open up the new Newsstand app, all your old feeds will be there, only with larger icons than before; no bad thing. The article layout will be the biggest change as the new app displays text in a single column, like a book and our own website, rather than the old two column format which made for easier reading on the move.
For new subscriptions to AutoVolt Magazine on Google Play Newsstand, simply click on the image below to add AutoVolt Magazine to your subscriptions. As Google have only just done the app replacement, there are still many mentions of Google Currents during the process, but we fully expect Google to resolve this as the Currents purge continues.
Originally posted on 20 July 2013:
AutoVolt Magazine is proud to announce that we are now published on Google Currents.
What does this mean? It means you can keep up to date with all your favourite news and reviews on electric and hybrid vehicles by simply subscribing to our Google Currents magazine. What’s more, this will allow you to read all the best AutoVolt electric and hybrid vehicle articles offline, just like a paper magazine.
Google Currents is available for Android devices (both tablets and mobile phones), Apple iPad and Apple iPhone. For your viewing pleasure, we recommend browsing AutoVolt Magazine using a tablet device.
Don’t forget, there will always be more on our website than on our Google Current’s Magazine, so remember to check our main website for the very latest up-to-date news, information and more.