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Google has finally released an Android app for Google Reader, and as the company acknowledges itself, "It’s been a long time coming." I couldn’t agree more as a user. I already use a bookmark for Google Reader probably more than any app on my phone, so having an actual app for it should be pretty nice.
You may have read that Bloglines is being shutdown, but that doesn’t exactly mean RSS readers are dead. Google Reader, for one, is still growing strong.
Google posted a couple of graphs today showing how use continues to grow from year to year.
Google announced some changes it has been making to Google Reader over the past month. These include support for HTML5 HTML5
<audio> tags. This is helpful for sharing content with friends using mobile devices.
Another new feature is the "not interested" option for Google Reader’s recommended items. This lets you hide these items and let Google get a better idea of the kinds of things you aren’t into so it can make the recommendations better going forward.
Google has launched a new feature for Google Reader that lets users create a custom feed to track changes on pages that don’t have their own feed. In other words, you can follow changes to any site.
Google’s announcements relating to mobile didn’t end with the launch of the Nexus One yesterday. Google Reader received some updates that are intended to work within the world of cell phones (along with one Web interface upgrade), too.
The list of changes is fairly long, and all together, they do a good job of bringing the mobile version of Google Reader in line with the Web edition. For starters: Google added support for "liking," tagging, and sorting feeds according to items’ ages.