Google have launched Google Play Newsstand, their new Android app for magazine, news and blog content. Merging the Play magazine app and Google Currents (news app), readers can subscribe to magazines and newspapers within the app as well as their favourite blogs and news sites - all optimised for mobile available on or offline.
Users in Australia, UK, US and Canada have been automatically upgraded from Google Play magazine app to Google Play Newsstand. Google Currents users can upgrade to Google Play Newsstand by downloading the new app where their content should be ready and waiting.
Watch the Google Play Newsstand video (1.11 mins)
Could this be the next threat to newspapers? Wavii promises instant news feeds from any topic, has a similar feel to Facebook. It's the latest news aggregator to launch and it's getting plenty attention from investors.
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