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Google News enhanced for smartphones

10 Nov 2010

“Last November, we redesigned Google News for mobile access on smartphones including Android, iPhone and Palm Pre,” said Arun Prasath, Tech Lead, Google Mobile News. 

“Today, we’re globally rolling out new usability and visual enhancements that we hope will make browsing news on your smartphone easier.”

Prasath explained that Google has expanded the story space to make tapping on articles easier and more accurate. 

“Tapping anywhere on an article headline or snippet opens it up, and clicking on a section heading opens up that topic section on your screen.”

In addition, the default view of stories is now collapsed, to reduce scrolling time. “You can ‘expand’ a story by tapping ‘More sources’, which brings you to related stories from other sources,” added  Prasath. 

Let us know what you think in the comments field below. 

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