Google Improves Google News on More Mobile DevicesBy: Chris Crum - November 19, 2009
Google has announced a new Google News for iPhone, Android, and Palm Pre users. The company already offers one for other devices like Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and S60, although they say more improvements to those versions will be coming soon, as well.
Today’s new version includes a new Google News homepage, which shows more stories, sources, and images, but keeps the same basic look and feel.
"Also, you can now reach your favorite sections, discover new ones, find articles and play videos in fewer clicks," says Google’s Mobile News Team. "If you are an existing Google News reader on desktop, you will find that all of your personalizations are honored in this mobile version too."
Google News for mobile is currently available in 29 languages and 70 editions.
In other recent Google-related mobile news, AdMob, which Google recently acquired, has unveiled a new interactive video ad unit for the iPhone. Google also acquired Gizmo5, a VoIP firm, which will see VoIP integration with Google Voice, and Google Latitude introduced location history and smart alerts.
On the news search front, today Yahoo began incorporating tweets into its search results for select news stories.