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Google Currents Review (Video)

We had the HTC One X a week for testing purposes and we also gave the Google Currents app a go in a short review that you can see after the break. The app is a news aggregator that assembles the news from select websites and delivers them in a magazine-style format.

A few days ago the app was updated and on this occasion is was made available internationally, with functions such as offline reading activated. We analyzed version 1.1, that offers 44 languages, instant online sync and instant translation. It also comes with a 7x performance boost, a new layout adapted for phones and tablets and the option of translating the content in a language of your choice. The interface is simple and clean, you can tweak the text to your liking, share the news via social networking and have a tablet of content always ready.

You have about 14.000 sources of information and the offline reading function is truly useful, especially if you’re in an area without WiFi or cell signal. You use swiping to the left or right to go between pages of a story and articles on a website. More info in the video below: