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Google Reader updated on Android

17 Feb 2011

Google has made some updates to the official Google Reader app for Android.

You can download the app in all countries from Android Market and it’s available for devices running Android 1.6 or higher.

Widget functionality is only available for devices on Android 2.2 and above. 

Here’s a list of updates:

Unread count widgetChoose any feed, label, person, or “all items” and get the unread count on your home screen. Clicking on the widget takes you to straight to that stream.

News ticker widgetIf you prefer a bit more information, you can add a larger size widget that cycles through items on any stream you want in Reader. Clicking any headline will take you to the article, while clicking the folder will take you to that stream.

Mark previous as readIf you’ve used the mobile version of Reader before and missed this feature, it’s now back! As you scroll down your reading list, hit “Mark previous as read” at any time to only mark things above the screen as read.

Oh and there’s now an official Russian translation too.