One of the best things about having a mobile device is having all the information you want at your fingertips. The problem with having all that information is figuring out how to handle it all and get to it in a way that makes it easy to consume, enter news readers. There are a lot of options out there on Android for news readers, even Google Reader but they all handle things a bit differently and offer their own benefits, the reader that is gaining a lot of ground on multiple platforms is Pulse News Reader. Pulse is available on Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows Mobile and the just recently released Kindle Fire.
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Google Launching Propeller, their Flipboard competitor Next Week0
In an odd twist especially with the newly announced features of ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) Google is still moving forward with their push of “Propeller” they’re competitive reader app. Obviously “Propeller” is going to have a much slicker interface and more features than the native offline capabilities of Android but it does seem to be a bit of a double dip. Regardless, with “Propeller” users will be able to read any type of content (magazines, rss feeds, social networks) in a fluid and interactive way. You can flip through pages with highlights of images and headlines, then read an article that interests you and share it with friends.
Google has recently announced new features with their Google+ network so we can certainly see “Propeller” tying into them especially with the “What’s Hot” feature of Google+. It will also be interesting for content publishers to tie into Google+ for the metrics provided by “ripples”.
All in all a solid competitor to Flipboard that is only available on the iPad is much-needed and if Google can pull this off well and make it cross device compatible they’ll have a real winner on their hands.