Google has rolled out a fresh update of the Google Reader app for Android OS running devices. The new Google Reader app v1.1.1 brings the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich style user interface and widgets to the reader. However, Google has pulled the sharing features from this Google Reader app as those features are offered by Google+ (Google Plus).
With the updated Google Reader app, Android 1.6 or higher running devices can now enjoy a new swipe/slide navigation feature. Users can now move between posts/entries by swiping left to right or right to left on the screen. Initially the navigation tip will show up at the bottom of the panel and it can go away once the user taps on ‘Got it’ button.
The user interface of the Google Reader widgets however remained the same.
Aimed with the minimalistic approach, the Google Reader app knocks off the sharing and other redundant features. The user interface has been tweaked a bit to appear like that of the Android 4.0 ICS one. One feature which any Google Reader user would request is the in-app video viewing capability.
Download the new Google Reader app from Android Market and try it out.