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Reader for Android Updates; Now with Feed Widgets and More

Android phone owners rocking the official Google Reader app will be pleased to see the new update includes much requested features such as polished feed widgets, unread counter widgets, and a handy “mark previous as read” button.

Widgets have long been one of the most requested feature for Google Reader for Android. This update rolls them out in two forms.

News ticker widgets show you current headlines for your Google Reader folders (as seen in the screenshot here); folder widgets function just as unread counters and only take up a 1×1 space. In addition to the widgets another much requested feature made an appearance.

While scrolling through your feed you can now mark all the previous entries as read. Hit up the link below to read more or visit the Android Market on your phone to update the application.

Updates to the Google Reader App for Android [The Official Google Reader Blog]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/18/11

Comments (3)

  1. Tim Hoo

    Do you really trust Google?
    After all they have done to violate your privacy in the past?
    Keeping your history to assisting overthrowing Egypt s government (their words,not mine).

    Googe and wifi:
    Google last year said its Street View cars had downloaded unsecured data from private WiFi networks including e-mails and passwords while taking photos for Google Maps.

    And have you checked to see if “Google updater”
    is running on your start-up list?
    Now try to get rid of it!

  2. Lisa M

    Oh Tim Hoo, don’t be a hater. It’s not pretty and it makes you look like a troll.


  3. max

    I don’t really trus google, but I really need google to make google for the publeasing my opinions..!

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