Google launches Newsstand for Android app

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  • Updated: Nov 26, 2013 12:11 IST

More than just a storefront for buying digital magazines and newspapers, the new service is aimed at helping users manage all of their digital subscriptions.



Therefore, the launch of the Newsstand for Android app is essentially replacing Google's Google Play Magazines and Google Currents apps.

As Google highlights in a blog post about the launch, app users will be able to subscribe to newspapers such as the FT and the Wall Street Journal, HD magazines including Rolling Stone and the Economist, but will also be able to launch the app to keep up with blogs they follow and to manage RSS feeds to a host of news sites -- so think Flipboard.

Google says that any information, such as RSS feeds stored in the Google Currents app, will automatically transfer over to Newsstand for Android when the new app is downloaded, and that the Google Play Magazines app will be replaced by the Google Play Newsstand on the Google Play Stores in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia in the coming days.


 

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