Currents, Google’s news-reading app, has received a significant facelift. The new Currents includes vertical scrolling through different articles in the same publication, and the previously available horizontal scrolling will now switch between publications. In addition, Currents now sports a sidebar for quick scanning of your favorite publications within different categories, and a Breaking Stories section with the latest news stories as ranked by Google News.
Google was already catering to reader needs with Play Magazines for subscriptions to magazines, and the Currents app for free feeds from famous websites. It’s now rolling the two into Google Play Newsstand.