It’s taken a near-eternity to materialise, but the bods at Google have finally got around to releasing their own dedicated Android Google Reader app.
The mobile app syncs with the desktop version of Google Reader,and lets users keep track of their RSS feeds, with support for unread counts, friends, sharing and liking.
The Android app also supports multiple accounts, and lets users subscribe and search from their phones and ‘star’ interesting stories, and add their own notes.
The harder to find goodies
Google took time out from their busy schedule to point out some of the ‘harder to discover features’ too:
* Volume-key navigation: if you enable this in the settings, you can navigate by using your phone’s volume keys for next and previous
* Long-press on a folder or subscription to bring up a contextual menu that lets you rename, unsubscribe or change folders
* If you hit the menu key on an individual item, you can use the “send” feature which integrates with other apps on your phone to send the item using any 3rd party app
The app is available on the Android Market now (or scan the barcode below) and it runs on the Android Donut OS and higher.
There’s no news about an iPhone version, so sorry Apple fans. It looks like Google just ain’t feeling the love for you right now.