Google News Gets Some Tablet-Friendly Tweaks

By: Chris Crum - December 11, 2012

Google announced some improvements to Google News for tablets today.

Users will start being able to swipe horizontally between sections, and tap “Explore in depth” to see multiple articles and other info related to a story. There is also more room between articles.

“There’s something special about reading news on your tablet,” says Google News senior product manager Mayuresh Saoji. “Indeed, swiping through articles brings to mind the familiar feeling of flipping through a favorite magazine or newspaper. Starting today, Google News feels even more natural and fluid on tablet devices.”

“We think these improvements will help Google News send even more visits to news sites (six billion per month and counting),” adds Saoji.

Google is rolling out the new features in the U.S. over the coming days on the iPad, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

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  • Phil

    And if some component inside a tablet fails, you can’t open it to fix it like a laptop.
    So what do you do with it if the company want fix it?
    Trash it!