Google's dedicated RSS aggregator, simply called Reader, received an update today that brings full Honeycomb support, as well as a few minor improvements to the app. Added features include a new layout and an improved method of marking items as read, which consists of long pressing on the item.


The Honeycomb layout is a familiar one -- it shares the same look-and-feel as its desktop brother now. While the inclusion of a new Honeycomb interface is a much-needed one, I can honestly say the experience doesn't compare to that of the other RSS readers in the Market, namely Newsr.

Having said that, I will definitely keep Reader around, as it is still a nice looking app with an incredibly usable interface.

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  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    My thoughts on this update: Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!

    • Lawliet

      And, FINALLY! =)


    All I can say is finally. I love Newsr, but it can be very slow sometimes. yesterday I installed Retab, which I like better than Newsr, but also has some loading issues with pics (still have a lot of potencial) I love Google Reader's simplicity and it just gets the job done. Well done Google. Now give me VOIP support via Google Voice.

  • http://jonathanl.am Jonathan

    I cannot believe it took this long. I haven't used Newsr in a long time, but the last time I did, I did not enjoy it at all. I've been using the unoptimized version of Google Reader, since the other options I found thoroughly uncompelling.

  • Jay

    Still one of the worst readers despite the changes. I only use it to maintain my Google reader account. Simple things like text size options are still missing, and it's not reliable for offline use.

  • http://circlesmod.dk Hooolm

    Newsr also has a really pretty icon. Reminds me of something else...I can't put my finger on it...

  • scottishwildcat

    Does rather beg the question, if they've made it look just like the website, and there's still no offline support, why wouldn't you just use the website?

  • http://isradroid.wordpress.com susuFOX

    Now they just need to update Google Listen

  • Thomas

    Honeycomb-only, or would it work full-screen with other flavors? I am currently running CM7 (based on Gingerbread 2.3.4 with some "tablet tweaks") on my gtablet.