Google Currents APK

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Download Version 2.3.0 (140231633)
Apk Size840.00 KB
App DeveloperSky Map Devs
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Install on Android2.2.x and up

Download Google Currents 2.3.0 APK

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Google Currents is google,android,apps,currents,news,magazines, content rating is Low Maturity (PEGI-12). This app is rated 3.63 by 16 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Sky Map Devs website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 2.2.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 2.3.0 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 7861452+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

*** Check out Google Play Newsstand, the new app where you can enjoy all your favorite news and blogs—including your Currents subscriptions! ***

Google Currents delivers beautiful magazine-like editions to your tablet and smartphone for high speed and offline reading.  Features include:

* Publisher editions - Publishers such as Forbes, The Guardian, TechCrunch, PBS, Saveur,  and more have produced hundreds of editions including full length, in-depth articles, videos, fine photography, and slideshows.  Editions are free -  covering news,  business,  lifestyle, fashion, sports, science, technology, design, food, entertainment and more.

* Fast scan - A new navigation mode lets you quickly swipe vertically to discover unread stories within an edition,  swipe horizontally to move to the next edition within a category. Or, use the “sidebar” to jump ahead to a  specific edition.

* Breaking stories  - Google Currents uses Google search technology to deliver the hottest breaking stories  in categories such as world, entertainment, sports, science, and more. As you travel to different countries, additional breaking stories are added to match your location.

* Saved stories -  Run across an in-depth article that you want to read later,  or a special recipe you want to keep? Star any story to be saved for later, in your personal Saved stories edition.

* Your favorite blogs and feeds - Instantly, turn your Google Reader subscriptions, or any of your favorite blogs/feeds into a beautiful edition with a magazine feel.

* Translate - Currents uses Google translate technology to translate editions into a preferred language of your choice. 44 languages are supported.

* Widget - Immediately see fresh news on your android home screen with the Google Currents widget.

Each edition is available for high speed offline reading, and provides quick-touch sharing. Google Currents self-adapts to differently sized phones and tablets, with subscriptions synchronized across devices. Google Currents - a reading experience not to be missed.

Named  by New York Times, The Next Web, SlashGear and more as a top 10 Android app. 

App ChangeLog

  • * Bug fixes

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows an application to view the status of all networks.
android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows an application to access the list of accounts known by the phone.
android.permission.INTERNET: Allows an application to create network sockets.
android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS: Allows an application to perform operations like adding and removing accounts and deleting their password.
android.permission.READ_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows an application to read the sync settings, such as whether sync is enabled for Contacts.
android.permission.READ_SYNC_STATS: Allows an application to read the sync stats; e.g. the history of syncs that have occurred.
android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS: Allows an application to request authentication tokens.
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to the SD card.
android.permission.WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows an application to modify the sync settings, such as whether sync is enabled for Contacts. C2DM permission. Unknown permission from android reference Unknown permission from android reference
view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read sync settings
Allows the app to read the sync settings for an account. For example, this can determine whether the People app is synced with an account.

read sync statistics
Allows an app to read the sync stats for an account, including the history of sync events and how much data is synced.

use accounts on the device
Allows the app to request authentication tokens.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

toggle sync on and off
Allows an app to modify the sync settings for an account. For example, this can be used to enable sync of the People app with an account.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.


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  1. Marsha Staley-avatar

    Marsha Staley


    It is a useless app it only eats up memory!

  2. Raul Perez-avatar

    Raul Perez


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  4. Chris Sabongui-avatar

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    Marlyn Pondo


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  8. Steve Muscat-avatar

    Steve Muscat


    google currency exchange rate api I bought 2 Nexus7 tablets and my S4 BECAUSE of Currents The fact that it would update all my news automatically so it could be read offline made it unique. Now that is gone with this auto update to Newstand. P.S. Newsstand is working well offline now. Only thing, one needs to press the back button to switch magazines,but overall close to Currents now

  9. Brad Durandetta-avatar

    Brad Durandetta


    google currency formula The app was okay, but it never captured my attention for very long. I always found myself going back to a normal RSS reader. Newsstand works better for me as a kind of RSS supplement, so I'm glad the latest update removes Currents from the app drawer. It was a good first attempt at a graphically inspired reader, but Newsstand is much better. So long Currents.

  10. Jason King-avatar

    Jason King


    google currency sheets Google Currents was the nicest reader I've used, very clean minimal visuals. I'd previously used Google Reader. But the replacement, Newsstand is nowhere near so good. Yes it looks great on a 7 inch tablet. There's no way to stop it bringing up a random stream of articles. Many perfectly valid feeds don't load properly when I try to add them. It doesn't have the simplicity of Currents. The only reason I'm still using it, is that Newsstand lets me read articles offline - although not with the ease that Currents enabled it.

  11. Vince Bohlier-avatar

    Vince Bohlier


    There is a huge amount of sites I see that you are pulling info from. I was so happy to see great articles posted, where pulse fails google excels! My only complaint is when I download what says "google currents", I open the app and when im done I find my shortcut gone. Its being replaced by Newsstand.

  12. Emil Vulkov-avatar

    Emil Vulkov


    Currents was THE BEST news app. This is a nostalgia rating. Still keep the icon. A reminder of how Google can screw things up. Newsstand is not bad, but it lacks in customization and actual readability. The UX is simpler, true, however the enjoyment of really getting into what you're reading, especially on a tablet, is completely gone. Sad... I don't particularly like Flipboard, but that's what I'm using now.

  13. Sierra Duffey-avatar

    Sierra Duffey


    Newsstand came as a preinstalled app on my phone yet I still discovered, downloaded and kept Currents. Why? Because I hated newsstand. But now Google decided to combine the two very obviously so that it becomes easier for its users to purchase subscriptions. But I was very informed with just the free news I received easily and quickly with Currents. Now I will find it much more difficult to read the best news stories on a regular basis. Not satisfied with this "replacement" one bit.

  14. Kenneth Gower-avatar

    Kenneth Gower


    I can't believe you ruined this. It was a great app. Now when I open it, it just makes me open up Newsstand. There's no point in even having this app installed or in the store. The functionality of the old Currents is completely different than Newsstand, I don't know why you would try to replace it with Newsstand. Screw you Google.

  15. Martin Cerny-avatar

    Martin Cerny


    Dear Google, I was very happy when someone put Microsoft under pressure. But lately I'm more and more disappointed with apps and services. Apps keep coming and going without any notice. Bye bye, there is nothing left for just lost one client BTW: why I can't give zero rating? this move would deserve nothing else....

  16. Devin Turner-avatar

    Devin Turner


    Currents was better than Newstand and here's why: Currents had my very favorite home screen widget ever that let you thumb through different article headlines right from the home screen. Seriously, it was fun. Currents paginated all the articles so you actually moved through them rather than scrolling. Much more enjoyable and makes big articles less intimidating. I didn't even mind the ads. There doesn't seem to be a single stream you can see all your "My News" feeds in at once. You have to pick them individually to see their articles. The best thing about Currents was being able to pick the most interesting articles, from several sources, quickly. Most insulting, Newstand automatically adds a bunch of junk magazine and news subscriptions even if you were an existing user from Currents.

  17. John Baum-avatar

    John Baum


    Google Currents was an amazing app which downloaded great content automatically for reading on the plane or train or any offline location:. Why on earth would you kill such a fantastic tool in order to try and sell more electronic magazines? Tried for last hour to download anything; total fail not worthy of even 1 star

  18. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Seems like Google has been furiously working to make the worse news reader possible. Currents had a very limited selection of optimized feeds, but were organized somewhat. Google Newsstand just jumbles them together and has no configuration options. It's a blatant revenue move.

  19. Jamie Spudich-avatar

    Jamie Spudich


    You completely fouled up one of my favorite apps. All my favorite articles were nicely grouped and well organized. Now everything is all over the place. There is no way to organize things and I have to sort through a bunch of stuff I have no interest in seeing. You guys really bombed with this one. Bring back Currents.

  20. Jeb E-avatar

    Jeb E


    First of all, this app is beautifully designed. The layout is wonderful, and I would imagine it's even more amazing to behold on a tablet. That said, this app is lacking some really important features, like the abilty to share stories. It also seems to have no functionality for displaying slideshows, which is unfortunate. When these issues are addressed, I'll make currents my go-to news reader. Until then, I'm finding something else.

  21. daniel unsworth-avatar

    daniel unsworth


    I used currents since its release and have never had any issues with its great layout and navigation. Now google has decided that I should use there bloated ugly and poorley coded news stand app instead !! I want currents back or I will have to look for a new news reader. What a shame another great app ruined, can't they just leave it for us users and not update it instead of forcing unwanted software on its users. What a shame RIP currents !!!

  22. Isaac Fischer-avatar

    Isaac Fischer


    No longer can stories be marked as read or hidden once they are read. With a large amount of news, that is one key feature that makes Newsstand a non-viable solution for me. Also missing: Feed customization. What if I don't want to see all sections? Too bad for me.

  23. Ty Taab-avatar

    Ty Taab


    I wish i did not update. This last update is NOT an update but the kiss of death for the currents application ! It will force you to move to newsstrand that is much less powerful than currents. No more offline reading for me... I used to sync the news at home and then read offline... Impossible now. I need to find another app. So don t update if you can. Google will get you too one day but you can delay that moment of pain. At least you will know.

  24. Aaron-avatar



    I loved Currents because it perfectly synced all content seamlessly for reading on the tube. It was always ready. Not once have I seen this replacement load the content I want ahead of time. I end up reading days old news. Get automatic syncing working properly or I'll be finding a new reader!

  25. Kobia Kobia-avatar

    Kobia Kobia


    This was an excellent app. Made articles very readable. The development team and promised me they'd not ever kill it. But they did and I'm not even mad because Newsstand is even better. The logo is not as beautiful though. Currents 5 star, Play Newsstand 5 Star !

  26. ChrisDalyn J Michael-avatar

    ChrisDalyn J Michael


    I personally love the Currents UI over Flipboard's but the major problem I have with it is performance. Each time I swipe to view a tab it lags and its okay if it happens once in a while but this is a constant issue. The app is gr8 though, I hope that the next update will fix these issues and make it a smoother experience for us! :-)

  27. Andy Fairhurst-avatar

    Andy Fairhurst


    Very disappointed in Google for discontinuing Currents. The replacement, Newsstand, simply doesn't work on a Wi-Fi only device like my GOOGLE Nexus 7. News feeds don't download properly even after making them available offline. Makes it useless for commuting

  28. David-avatar



    I am one of those people who don't read newspapers. They are too depressing or full of pointless 'journalism' on what celebrity is dating the other. Everyday I would use Currents to get my news. I had my favourite topics at the tip of my finger. It was simple and effective to use. Bottom line was I enjoyed it. But now it has gone and a misguided change has taken it's place. Newsstand is terrible. The simplicity has gone. Why has this replaced it? Please change it back.

  29. Erik Lentz-avatar

    Erik Lentz


    I'm really disappointed that Google is discontinuing Currents for Newsstand. Currents has a sleek UI and doesn't get clogged up with celebrity nonsense. Newsstand has no way for you to prevent seeing content from worthless sources.

  30. Sam Gilmore-avatar

    Sam Gilmore


    The key change with this update was to allow news sources to add paywalls and place more prominent ads. Also news on app is no longer readable if you go offline which is a leap in the wrong direction. UI update looks nice but it's only superficial.

  31. Ben Peoples-avatar

    Ben Peoples


    This used to be easy to use and a great app. Now useless! Who approves apps to go out, ever heard of screening by non Then you could have been told you have ruined it before forcing everyone to ruin it via the update

  32. Steve Moores-avatar

    Steve Moores


    I used to be able to flip through dozens of articles, now I have to push a little button and seem to have around eight stories, where's the feeds, where's the functionality. One huge step backwards. Please respond to your users and fix this.

  33. Martha Dunham-avatar

    Martha Dunham


    There is no "instant transfer". Instead I have to start all over figuring out a new app. IT IS NOT BETTER. That's the most annoying part about the whole surprise -- to be told it's better when it was JUST FINE the way it was. The truth in advertising laws are still in effect: "When consumers see or hear an advertisement, whether it’s on the Internet, radio or television, or anywhere else, federal law says that ad must be truthful, not misleading, and, when appropriate, backed by scientific evidence. "

  34. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    This app is pretty good but it takes up lot of space... Both Internal and ram. Overlooking that... Isnt the saved articals synced...? I lost them couple of times when I had to format my phone.... This should be improved... Edit: c'mon... You should have discontinued newstand instead of this.... This was atleast better than that crap... :(

  35. Keara Spoor-avatar

    Keara Spoor


    Hate all required Google content in latest android versions. If I wanted Hangouts et. al. I would choose to download it. I shouldn't have to choose between the security of not jail breaking the device & the insecurity of having apps installed that I'll never use & require sharing private content w/ other apps I may or may not choose to use.

  36. Sam-avatar



    Why the hell have I done this???? Google currents was the most amazing app and now it is gone. I am angry with myself for updating the app without reading the reviews. I might as well throw my nexus away. This phone is useless without currents. PLEASE GOOGLE FIND IT WITHIN YOUR HEARTS TO BRING IT BACK!!!

  37. Jay Kimsey-avatar

    Jay Kimsey


    Killing off this application was a good idea, and I stand by Google Inc. for making this choice. However, if they are going to kill an app, they should destroy it permanently. Stock Android needs an update so the application will be gone for good. Having another app icon in my app drawer is pointless if the application is dead. Now, this application is the exact thing that stock Android should never have: bloatware.

  38. Tanya Beck-avatar

    Tanya Beck


    What happened to scrolling forward and and backward through the articles from the news and magazines I had chosen? I do like the adjustable size of articles, but wish it would show more text and not just bigger pictures. Please fix the scrolling function and stop showing random article from magazines I have not chosen.

  39. Michael Thomas-avatar

    Michael Thomas


    awesome!!! so no more widget? I looked at that thing everyday for my custom news. loved that app... and the widget was choice. I always hated Newsstand not only its my favorite news widget gone but its making me use Google newsstand?!? (In Will Ferrells voice)...... WHAT THE FK HAPPENED!

  40. mike mikedoskwis-avatar

    mike mikedoskwis


    When "currents" was still "currents" it was a great app, with ease of access to every function and every magazine. Since the update happend my icon disappeared and I was not able to find it anywhere.....once I did it was quite horrible. Google need to update that what is not broken....the name was good, the functionaly was great and people liked it, focus on getting more magaZines in there instead of ways to change it. Horrrible update, though a great app kill indeed.

  41. Sam Wood-avatar

    Sam Wood


    Google I admit there have been times when you were right and I was wrong, but this isn't one of them. Currents was an essential part of my day. I could hop between sources with ease and customize my news experience. Now all I see are countless adds to "customize my Olympic experience", and magazine offers to which I'll never subscribe. Please bring back currents, or incorporate its functionality into newsstand. Sincerely, Avid yet disappointed Google fan

  42. Chris N-avatar

    Chris N


    Newsstand is horrible. Google going the way of Amazon, Apple, cable and telephone co's or worse. Moving to a world of only connectivity you have to pay for. I was fine not having connection and downloading when out. You will pay for content you do not want. Privacy, maybe someday we will offer it but you will pay. Some day Google will monetize me leaving Android and make me pay for that to.

  43. George Smith-avatar

    George Smith


    Usually I wouldn't comment on an app like this especially one from Google a company which I think is brilliant. Currents was a fantastic app that I used for hours a day every day and now it would seem that this great app is gone only to be replaced by an unfortunate and poor attempt at fixing an app that wasn't broken.

  44. Florian Wulfert-avatar

    Florian Wulfert


    Newsstand does not do the job of Currents :-( Currents showed me exactly what I wanted, in the order I chose. Newsstand does it all "so helpfully" for me that I have to read what I'm not interested in and miss out on the stories I wanted to read. Bad choice, just to force you more in the direction of paid e-magazines.

  45. Raj Meister-avatar

    Raj Meister


    You have two apps now combined into one. These two apps work better when alone. Now that these are together, it makes google currents look bad, unprofessional & complicated to get used to. If there's no fault or flaws with this app, don't go ahead & make stupid decisions we [the user] don't want.

  46. Abhishek Ghag-avatar

    Abhishek Ghag


    Would love to see curated news. Offline sync is a life saver in subway. Great features. Would love to see comments though if possible. Also gesture for left navigation is difficult to use. Definitely needs a better ui for widget or atleast make it smoother. BlinkFeed is much better widget.

  47. Adam Milward-avatar

    Adam Milward


    Only thing holding my devotion to android, was the old currents. Please make it available again I feel extremely uncomfortable and frustrated with news stand. It doesn't have the same beautiful flow. Have lost quite a few feeds.

  48. Blue Riley-avatar

    Blue Riley


    You took away my favorite app and this newsstand doesn't work like currents did! WHY? ! Why would you take away something that worked great and replace with something that you have to pay for everything. You really screwed this one Google!

  49. stanley bass-avatar

    stanley bass


    You could restore your Google currents with these easy steps. Go to Settings>Manage Apps, and then uninstall updates to the Google Currents app. This will replace the app to its initial state (factory version) and the app icon is restored. But as of Mar 20 they Google are no longer updating Currents. :(

  50. Andrew Burgess-avatar

    Andrew Burgess


    Now those of us who dared not to allow the sneaky uninstalling of Currents through a supposed "update" are being forced to stop using it because Google have blocked all feeds. (My most up to date stories were 8th March, resetting app results in "no results available" for all subjects. Dead.) What is going on at Google? Stop destroying your own apps for lesser functioning ones. Have you been invaded by undercover Apple devs? Or do you really simply just not care about your customer's opinions any longer?

  51. Dan Rowe-avatar

    Dan Rowe


    The screen with the icons of news sources is stupid. Otherwise it's OK but I prefer the old sidebar for sources. Definitely a downgrade. I think the whole point of rolling it into one app was to trick me into buying a dumb magazine.

  52. shaun rico-avatar

    shaun rico


    I dont like Newsstand. I prefer the page turning style of current. Kind of irritating that Google is not listening to what the mass is asking for, kind of like Apple of doing thing. Force feed stuff.

  53. Victor Georgiev-avatar

    Victor Georgiev


    Pales in comparison to Flipboard. There is no way to get rid of the ugly colored pictures that the app chooses as icons for my feeds. Further - scrolling through those huge images to find an article once you are inside the feed takes forever. One of the worst Google-made apps

  54. Hans N-avatar

    Hans N


    Plain and simple. Why does google have to screw up something good with a lousy piece like newsstand? Because they are out of touch with the consumers. Uninstalling this worthless piece.

  55. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Urgh. I love you Google but man the new update to force us into the news stand app just sucks... It does not function anywhere near as good as Google currents did, not only that, all of my feeds I had signed up to disappeared. Oh well, the steamroller keeps moving forward.

  56. DJTP-avatar



    Currents was a polished app I used more than 5 times a day. New stand claims to have moved my content over except it missed the part where its lobbed it in amongst every other feed. Hopeless move Google. The new app is not needed, not wanted and if its supposed to be an improvement its a massive failure

  57. Jonathan Behling-avatar

    Jonathan Behling


    Hate the new version! This and Pulse news readers both killed.. Why can't we have option to read stories only from one of our sources? Instead they're all jumbled together.. Ughh

  58. Elie Assous-avatar

    Elie Assous


    Please allow to select language for breaking stories. My phone is in English and propose only US and Japan editions. I'd like to add the one for France also...

  59. Joseph Monti-avatar

    Joseph Monti


    This USED to be the best news reader now it is trash HORRIBLE HORRIBLE. The lay out is the worst can see article summaries. The update is a major major embracement. And to make it even more bad you cant read articles when using wifi

  60. Joan Lucia-avatar

    Joan Lucia


    Cannot access current issue of Time even though you gave me a message that it was now available! I was directed to Currents, uninstalled, updated, tried to access, took me to same message! Has me going in circles! What do I do now? I have other magazines I can't access.

  61. Guido Insigne-avatar

    Guido Insigne


    Worst update ever. Went from an easy to use streamlined interface to a complete mess. Sorry google, I understand wanting to make money by throwing magazine subscriptions in peoples faces but this is a complete fail, all its going to bring is a loss of active currents users.

  62. Jerry Hernandez-avatar

    Jerry Hernandez


    Currents used to be my number one go to for news articles. Now with the new update its pretty much unusable. I need to have a smooth interface between feeds but most importantly I need to have the ability to hide articles I have already read.

  63. Will Sherman-avatar

    Will Sherman


    My news/read it now feed is full of stories from WSJ, which you have to pay for, other sources I don't read, and stories about sports, Hollywood types, and political bickering. NONE of these are areas I'm interested in or have ever been interested in and the few sources/topics I do want that are available in their limited selections in the feed are buried in a sea of noise from their sponsored crap.

  64. Sara Volk de Garcia-avatar

    Sara Volk de Garcia


    I loved currents, and used it many times a day. It was intuitive. This new app is hard to understand, and I can't find my favorite "breaking news" section. Please bring currents back!

  65. Nightcrawler Black-avatar

    Nightcrawler Black


    This is God aweful. Why go changing a perfectly good app. Not everything needs to evolve into something new periodically. Currents was the ideal all in one news reader, and now I have a piece of Crap replacing it. For goodness sake Google... Bring back currents..

  66. Keith Mitchell-avatar

    Keith Mitchell


    Currents was a much simpler set up, easy to navigate for a quick catch up of news. I'm not enjoying the replacement. I really hope Google read the comments here because they've messed up a very good app.

  67. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I have used currents since moving to android 2 years ago. This recent downgrade to newsstand must be the worst decision Google have made recently. Now trying to find a good 3rd party replacement

  68. J Young-avatar

    J Young


    Currents used to be a good reliable and easy to use ap that I used on a daily basis. The update is rubbish, why can't you just leave things as they were.....if it ain't broke why fix it! You could have created a new ap instead

  69. S C-avatar

    S C


    It's crazy to me that I bought my Nexus 7 2 in late 2013, which came with the newest of the new by Google. "Currents" was Google's exciting new take on an aggregate news reader. They wanted what Flipboard had. New users purchasing a nexus 7 would have no idea such a great app existed before this monstrosity came along. In short Google is once again diminishing itself, by copying Apple when it was fine doing its own thing. Boo

  70. Else Davidson-avatar

    Else Davidson


    So mad right now! Loved my currents! Hate this reader setup! The doesn't have even half the features currents had. This sucks! Stupid idea. Looking for another app that doesn't suck!

  71. Bret Clark-avatar

    Bret Clark


    Bring back Currents!!! It's a lot easier to use than this stupid app, I've yet to find my subscriptions that were supposed to be transferred over. Google you're starting to turn into a Microsoft where you think you're improving the software but instead you're doing the exact opposite!

  72. Alain-avatar



    Big mistake updating. This is going backward, no organization just a babble, really disappointed. What moron decided this was better than the old currents. Wish I new how to give it a negative rating

  73. Mario Gravina-avatar

    Mario Gravina


    Can't really say I am shocked. Google grabbed a simple news reader and turned into a maze of washed up news. Not the same by far, uninstalling for good, like others said... RIP Currents.

  74. Dre Michael-avatar

    Dre Michael


    I'm sorry... So sorry... That I was such a fool. I was straight up belligerent when they changed "currents" to newsstand... But I was wrong. It's even better now. Best news app in the biz... Take it from me... A guy that you've never met.

  75. Alex Loke-avatar

    Alex Loke


    Wow! That's the WORST kind of update by far. You should've let users keep Google Current and not FORCING users to migrate to a different app.

  76. James New-avatar

    James New


    My favorite news reader killed? My number one favorite app removed? The replacement for Currents sucks. Now all I view are spinning wheels. If it's not broken don't fix it! RIP CURRENTS :-(

  77. Maggie Russell-avatar

    Maggie Russell


    Newstand is nowhere near as good as Currents. It's a pain to try and actually read full articles. There's too much truncated information. It's too hard to actually find the publishers you like and the articles you are interested in. Will need to start looking for a replacement for something that was really good but replaced by something really mediocre...

  78. Four Candles-avatar

    Four Candles


    Currents is far more useful as a reading app than Newsstand. Whoever thought Newsstand was better needs their wages docked for sheer incompetence and bad decision making. Surely a poll could have been conducted to see what features could have been brought over to Newsstand from Currents?

  79. Marcelo Marcos-avatar

    Marcelo Marcos


    The widget has a lot issues. News dont upgrade and widget mixes news from random sources, not the favorite sources... trully 1 step back.

  80. Mike P-avatar

    Mike P


    The new design is bad. I can no longer flip thru pages on the widget. Its got this tiny little arrow you have to tap. Old review follows: Only certain feeds available with vast majority being more liberal and soho oriented. Sometimes pics will completely stop loading for any feed. Have to wait a while for it to start working again. Silly. Update june 10 crappy thing barely loads anything while rest of the net zooms. What a buggy app.

  81. Lace x-avatar

    Lace x


    Google just doesn't get it, do they? We don't like your updates! First they destroy YouTube's entity by stripping it from most, if not all of its old features. Now they ruin currents. STOP Google. God d*mn... If it's not broken, Google, PLEASE do not attempt to fix it. YOUR "FIXES" SUCK!!!

  82. Whit Waldo-avatar

    Whit Waldo


    This was a wonderful go-to app for catching up on my various RSS feeds and subscriptions. Now it does nothing but push to Play Newsstand which doesn't come close to offering the functionality Currents gave me. RIP Currents - you were great while you lasted.

  83. Pat Banks-avatar

    Pat Banks


    Never reviewed in at before, this one is the worst. Currents was organized and fast. News reader is confusing and slow and can't be organized. I do not want to read magazines on my phone nor do I want to subscribe to digital magazines being shoved down my throat by Google.

  84. Christian Sykora-avatar

    Christian Sykora


    It wasn't broken but some boardroom genius had to stroke his ego and employ some people to change it. The replacement is weak and will be uninstalled. So much for trying to get concise BS reduced custom news.

  85. Russell Horn-avatar

    Russell Horn


    Google took gold and turned it to lead. Shocking to lose the previously useful widget functionality. You could scroll quickly, backwards and forward and find an interesting read. Now you're faced with a clunky unappealing interface. In the widget you can go only in one direction and need to tap a tiny icon. It simply takes far too long to get through the available news.

  86. Corey Challis-avatar

    Corey Challis


    Currents is clearly not Newstand's predecessor. Newsstand doesn't offer what this app did, which was news sourced from different locations. Whereas Newsstand expects you to subscribe to one biased paper offering limited, pointless news.

  87. James D Eubanks II-avatar

    James D Eubanks II


    No idea how to get around and easily find my topics in new stand. Now I have to install paper on my iPad and my handy Nexus will be resting.

  88. George Major-avatar

    George Major


    It has no flow or logic! Just thrown together...what a mess! Google keeps trying to "make it better". First Reader and now Currents...what a shame! Time to delete.....

  89. Nick Del Vecchio-avatar

    Nick Del Vecchio


    I too was somewhat disappointed with the loss of Currents. But that just forced to me to look for a better solution. So I tried Flipboard and now I'm glad Currents went down the river. Thing is, I probably would have never changed if you hadn't got rid of Currents. So thanks for that...

  90. Calvin Lee-avatar

    Calvin Lee


    I read my news according to its source. Now newstand just jumbles everything into a (perhaps chronological) heap. That's not how people read news. What happened to swipe between feeds??

  91. Vijay Prabakaran-avatar

    Vijay Prabakaran


    Google Newsstand's organizational structure is much weaker than Currents. The sidebar in Currents enabled me to seamlessly move through different news sources, which is the number one reason why I got the app. Newsstand took that away from me.

  92. Michael McD.-avatar

    Michael McD.


    The app is now gone. Completely replaced with Play Newsstand? I mean c'mon, Google. This is why big business should scare us all. Disclaimer to all: maybe the reason you favored Currents was offline content; you can still view everything offline by My News>action overflow next to thumbnail>keep on device. Not totally useless, but Currents will be missed. Sigh. Via Galaxy Note 2

  93. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    A said from the poor name choice of Google play newsstand, why remove such a great app? Currents did everything and then some. Just another way google loves forcing it's users on Google plus.

  94. Ryan Blackburn-avatar

    Ryan Blackburn


    I'm missing my currents. Last seen when I updated my app. If found please call me to claim your reward. On a professional note I'm sure Google didn't get the customer response from currents which is why they changed it :(

  95. surafel Getachew-avatar

    surafel Getachew


    Why change the old current when it worked just fine. It is now cumbersome and not as user friendly. I don't know why they would change something that worked quite well.

  96. Cicerone Cojocaru-avatar

    Cicerone Cojocaru


    I was very pleased with Currents, it was a place I visited few times a day. The replacement is too dense and I am confused. Too bad Google found a replacement for something that actually worked.

  97. Ms Me-avatar

    Ms Me


    This horribleness prompted me into my first review. This is the most awful, atrocious, convoluted, WASTE. Currents is no longer. Current WAS wonderful, simple, easy to get your news app. Now literally makes me want to punch my screen or vomit. I do NOT want to have to wade through garbage and forced buy options of magazines and news from a 1,000 sources. BRING BACK CURRENTS. THIS IS HORRIBLE!

  98. Chris Joyce-avatar

    Chris Joyce


    Newsstand makes for a much more convoluted way of reading the news than currents does. I'll now have to look for an alternative news reader or hope Google makes this app open source.

  99. Aarjav Jain-avatar

    Aarjav Jain


    The SHITIEST THING THAT YOU COULD HAVE EVER DONE WAS REPLACE GOOGLE CURRENTS WITH GOOGLE PLAY NEWSTAND. Google play newsstand takes a lot of data compared to Google CURRENTS. And you don't get multiple news together. In current, you could see multiple news and it was so user friendly. But newsplaystand is so irritating and useless. Google currents WAS the best news app.

  100. Rob Cole-avatar

    Rob Cole


    Newsstand is terrible you've taken currents (free) and merged it with magazines (paid) in hope people will start spending money by putting this all in one place. By doing so you've sacrificed a good app in currents where people can read only those subscriptions they want in a quick, easy and visual way. Granted the newsstand app is quick and smart looking but I now have to filter through the crap and magazines I do not care about to find the articles I do want to see. Not impressed going to flipboard. :-(

  101. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Currents was one of my fav apps. The thing that "replaces" it (Newsstand) has a very poor functionality compared to currents. The widget is a sorry excuse. Bring it back. It is not a better way to enjoy all the news, I suspect that it is a better way for google play to sell its news subscriptions.

  102. Vitorio Pandinata-avatar

    Vitorio Pandinata


    This app was brilliant for someone not having mobile data and Wi-Fi isn't always around where I am. But forcing users to Newsstand is stupid, please bring back Currents! Thank you

  103. Liam Hefferman-avatar

    Liam Hefferman


    Well, I knew the change was inevitable. Newsstand is fine, I don't have any issues with it: does some things better, does some things worse. So I've moved on, and gotten used to it. Would prefer if the widget would keep the card interface, and let me see 4 stories, as opposed to just one.

  104. Daniel Probst-avatar

    Daniel Probst


    A prime example how to turn a wonderful useful app into an horrible steaming pile of Microsoft/facebook dung. Horrible interface, crap GUI and ergonomics - currents was efficient and fast - newsstand is mindbogglingly inefficient and slow.

  105. Nicole Souza-avatar

    Nicole Souza


    I was a daily Currents reader and loved their widget. This new update to newsstand is horrendous. The widget is terrible & that was one of my favorite features of currents. Currents will be sorely missed & I'll be looking around for a replacement other than newsstand.

  106. Darren Simon-avatar

    Darren Simon


    Not sure what has happened to this app, the new widget is pretty bad, it keeps opening articles when pressing the next button, Very frustrating! Has a lot of good stories and helps you find interesting stuff without searching.

  107. Fabio Hedayioglu-avatar

    Fabio Hedayioglu


    I used to love google currents, but now, not only i have to decideal with 'trial periods' but also had a brilliant app fully obliterated! No consideration for users! The content is also very poor if compared with the REAL google currents. Btw why use the same name and say it is now another name? is it To keep the good ratings????? Big let down

  108. ton hogendoorn-avatar

    ton hogendoorn


    This upgrade changed Currents from really good to really bad in one simple step! I guess that the only way to make Google listen is to UNINSTALL. Let's make this a community protest: give it one star and wipe it off your machine!

  109. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Before Play newsstand, this was a pretty ok app for news. Its not very realistic though for better user experience than the other improvements from Google. Most concerned issue was due to problems connecting to original articles from source or would overwhelm user with news from any and every place one one scattered page. *Edit* Thanks all at Google! With the merger, this app is simply better off.

  110. Stephanie Jensen-avatar

    Stephanie Jensen


    I loved this app!! It was my go to news app and now its completely useless. I have never rated an app before, but I was so ticked off with this change I had to say something!! Wish I could give negative stars! Total loss of functionality. Fail, Google. Epic fail.

  111. Tim Rowe-avatar

    Tim Rowe


    Currents was all about getting the news I was interested in. Google Newsstand seems to be all about Google thrusting under my nose all the stuff *they* want me to read. App disabled until I get around to rooting this device. Does anybody know a decent replacement?

  112. Con Eh-avatar

    Con Eh


    Why is Currents still even being shown in the Play store of we can no longer actually use it. Newsstand keeps giving me crappy articles from local news sources. Whereas Currents displayed articles from various International sources. Really disappointed that there is no option between the 2 anymore

  113. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Just gave this another try today, and actually like the look and feel of the app far far better than Feedly, which I am using now, and news stand, which looks useless due to trying to be too pretty and no easy way to speed through articles. But seeing *** Check out Google Play Newsstand, the new app where you can enjoy all your favorite news and blogs—including your Currents subscriptions! *** On the first line of the description makes me think that they will be discontinuing this app as well. Shame. I wanted to give it a try. Called it LOL

  114. Joe Dan Shelton-avatar

    Joe Dan Shelton


    If I'd wanted Newstand I would have INSTALLED Newstand. Don't care for the layout at all. I was never really crazy about Flipboard, but I'm going back now, at least until I find a better alterantive (which, until yesterday, was Currents).

  115. Scott Fisher-avatar

    Scott Fisher


    Didn't ask for a replacement, don't want a replacement for Currents. I don't like the layout or that I can't arrange my news by category. Worst of all, I.can't get rid of it

  116. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    All the original simple functionality is missing. Why did you feel the need to ruin a perfectly good app? (other than to more closely integrate with the play store to sell more...)

  117. Stephen Yu-avatar

    Stephen Yu


    This is a major step backwards. You would think that only feeds from My News would show up on the widget, but no, I have to remove all the broad subjects first. As well, if you press the next button on the widget and miss an article, you have to keep going because there is no way to go backwards. As well, the cards on the widget seem to be in a random order. Bring back the flow mechanism please!

  118. Peter Arnaudov-avatar

    Peter Arnaudov


    Google just ruined a perfectly functioning app... Changing it to news stand was a very poor move.... Lack of functionality and a bad Ui make it useless.

  119. Ronnie Morgan-avatar

    Ronnie Morgan


    I liked this app better when it was Currents. It was much easier to use and looked much better. Newsstand is ugly looking and feels clunky and outdated. Currents was so much easier to navigate too. Want breaking news? Click on it. World news? There it is. US News? Got it. Newsstand feels way too complicated for what it is.

  120. Jonathan Mickiewicz-avatar

    Jonathan Mickiewicz


    Really unimpressed with removing Google currents. It was my favourite app and so simple and easy to use. This is garbage that's trying to sell you ridiculously overpriced news subscriptions. Very poor choice google. This is an Apple type move

  121. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I loved currents, and newstand. But have pluses and minuses. But why is this in the table spotlight in the play store? If anyone downloads it they will just be told to get newstand and the they will uninstall currents.

  122. Michael Morgan-avatar

    Michael Morgan


    Once you finally find the publisher, the news is well presented. That said, category indexing and navigation is a mess! Why not wait until you have finished product before you dump the well designed Currents? It appears that some programmer from MS got hired by Google!

  123. YUUKI TSUBO-avatar



    Like many others have already stated, this app, Currents was so much better! Newsstand lacks in UI, and so much more, it's extremely disappointing, and frustrating... At least the already subscribed things get transferred

  124. Owen Casey-avatar

    Owen Casey


    This was an awesome way to customize and read news flawlessly with a swipe. Now it is disorganized and not as easy to navigate. Bad move Google. .... who makes these decisions? User feedback is key and it appears that you have failed...

  125. Paul Hutchins-avatar

    Paul Hutchins


    I liked Currents. I could easily read what I wanted to read without spending too much time trying to find what I wanted. Now, I'm spending way too much time hunting through your choices. Can't we have our own choice as to what we want?

  126. Connor V-avatar

    Connor V


    The reason I like currents is because of its simplicity, I can pull out my phone and see all the big things happening around the world. I don't want to have to navigate through an app to do that, I don't have the time (since I do that when I have nothing to do for like 2mins). Can't you guys just keep currents and kill support for it, and not kill the whole app, or something? Like you could keep the current setup with Newsstand, but leave Currents alone?

  127. Tristan Rubbo-avatar

    Tristan Rubbo


    Currents WAS a great app that would give you articles about your favorite topics and subjects. Now its gone and no longer can people enjoy currents the way it once was ... Currents is dead

  128. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Hey baby please come back to us. We miss you. We had some great times together. I'm still keeping your app icon on my main screen because your my main thing! Sincerely, avid currents reader.

  129. Mark Ghose-avatar

    Mark Ghose


    I've never commented on an app. I have to do it this time because I feel so strongly that new stand is garbage compared to currents. Google currents was eons ahead of clipboard and other reader apps. New stand was never a primary. I'm seriously considering searching for another non Google app. Give me mine Google currents back.

  130. Kevin Kondo-avatar

    Kevin Kondo


    Is rating this 5 stars???? The tiles are huge and clunky. The I cant tell what articles are cached or not. Also I need to keep scrolling down several lists to get new feeds. Fail!!!

  131. Dandie Dee-avatar

    Dandie Dee


    I downloaded this app but doesn't show in my apps on my phone after I downloaded it. I uninstalled and reinstalled. Still not showing up in my phone apps. I don't understand why ... Is this happening to anyone else ? I have a galaxy s4 mini.

  132. LesleyG-avatar



    With Currents one sync updated everything - with Newsstand you have to do each paper individually! And practically no offline content. RIP Currents. A sad day.

  133. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I am rating 1 star in protest to google deleting currents, my primary news reader. I know Newsstand is similar, but Currents had better flow between news feeds. And I was given no choice. I rarely complain about the decisions google makes, but this one I do.

  134. April Peters-avatar

    April Peters


    Use to love currents. But latest update made off line reading not possible. :( unless you go in and pre-save articles, who has time for that!

  135. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Went from hero to zero. This is not even close to what Google Currents was. Where's the categories section? Where's the 'what's hot'? This WAS my most used app for news. It took everything good and tossed it out the window. Who makes these decisions? Fire his a$$!

  136. Paolo Ramos-avatar

    Paolo Ramos


    Can anybody suggest a good replacament for currents?. Please dont say google play newstand. That is not a good answer it sucks. Display news i havent request and there is no way to disable it.

  137. Ronald Gerard De Does-avatar

    Ronald Gerard De Does


    If I can give it a 0 star then I would. Fix news reader to at least work before killing one that works.

  138. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I don't know what are all these people crying about. This New app is better than currents, and if you can't get a hold of it maybe you're just a little bit slow.

  139. Abdullah A-avatar

    Abdullah A


    Used to rely on this app for its relatively simple interface and plethora of available articles. This new update has ruined everything. BRING BACK THE OLD CURRENTS GOOGLE.

  140. Jacob Porter-avatar

    Jacob Porter


    You took a clean, intuitive app and took it back to the old clunky way so you can try to sell me a magazine. Miss being able to seamlessly switch to different online periodicals. RIP Currents

  141. Matti Hiott-avatar

    Matti Hiott


    My once go-to news app is now unusable. I am very dissatisfied with the new format, which emphasizes visuals over information and is not nearly as streamlined or simple to navigate.

  142. Dhiraj More-avatar

    Dhiraj More


    Currents was very user friendly app. The newer isn't that good. It is not simple to use as currents was. Google bring the current like changes in here. Keep it as optional settings if you want. But current was better than newsstand.

  143. Rick Faulconer-avatar

    Rick Faulconer


    Newsstand is just not as good. Google, give currents to another company to maintain and let us have a choice. Open source it and let the people who care about their users maintain it. Charge $ for it if that is what it takes to keep it running.

  144. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Used to be the best news reading service. A bad business decision to replace the amazing product with something that just barely works right and lags behind the competition (the Newsstand). Another sign (with the Google Glass flop) that Google is using its grip and is preparing own demise.

  145. Joshua Raikes-avatar

    Joshua Raikes


    Google currents was such a better news app. Now forcing us to use the newstand app just sucks, far too confusing. I don't want magazines and news in the same app!

  146. Lauren Harper-avatar

    Lauren Harper


    Newsstand is terrible. I can't even find my subscriptions through amidst of the other garbage. Give us Currents back.

  147. Jessica Forssell-avatar

    Jessica Forssell


    Why did Currents get changed? I understand if you want to make a change, but don't ruin it! Or, don't force the change! Currents used to have a nice and easy system. Newstand is really slow and just seems old, compared to the technology we have today. In case you haven't gotten the hint, NOBODY LIKES NEWSTAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-(

  148. Isti-avatar



    Used to work perfect. After update the icon goes missing but can't load the app. I've tried installing and reinstall many times but don't work. Using Galaxy s4.

  149. Sanzhar Aubakirov-avatar

    Sanzhar Aubakirov


    Please give us previous version of current. Hate you Google! You close greader, now you are close currents. Wtf are you doing?

  150. CHRIS CALAFORRA-avatar



    Or at least bring back the ability to swipe through the stories on the widgit. Hitting that arrow sucks and if u miss u open the app. I would give 0 or negative stars if I could.