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Google Rolls Out Reader Improvements

As a Follow Up to the Recent Redesign

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Back in December, Google rolled out a redesign of Google Reader. Opinions were mixed (naturally), but I think it went pretty well overall. I know I’ve gotten used to it.

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Still, there were some bugs and other things that could have used improvement. Google was not oblivious to this, and has taken the time to deliver some fixes and improvements. A post from the Google Reader Blog indicates that the new release includes the following:

- Improvements to rich mobile interface for iPhone, Android and other browsers, including a more compact page header, visual alignment tweaks and a faster loading time.

– Links on the home page giving you easy access to your recently read and kept unread items.

– Fixes for some "stuck" unread count issues.

– Better handling of feeds and items with malformed URLs.

– Less flickering when using the "Share with note" bookmark.

– Fixing of errors when deleting lots of tags and folders.

– Removal of extra image and backend requests, resulting in slightly faster loading times.

The Google Reader Team (like most of Google’s teams) is always looking for feedback, and has a discussion group for it. They’re also encouraging users to follow them on Twitter.

Google Rolls Out Reader Improvements
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