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R.I.P. Google Currents.

Go use Newsstand, says Google.

This move – that being the death of Google Currents – should come as no surprise to anyone after seeing the introduction of Newsstand a couple of months back. But Google did let Currents hangout until today, when they updated the Google Play listing of the app to suggest that users head over to Newsstand where all of their subscriptions will automatically transfer to. Yes, your news feeds from Currents are still alive and well, just in another app.

Also, if you update the Currents app – like we have above – you will no longer be able to use the app at all. So really, go use Newsstand.

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  • wmsco1

    Here is another good replacement as far as Android is concerned http://androidhub.cyanogenmod-forum.de

  • PSU_DI

    But but… newsstand doesn’t have a daydream option.. I use currents on my tablet as my daydream so my news floats across the screen while docked.

  • sski66

    This sucks, especially since I used Currents a lot, also it WAS my favorite app for Daydream when I charge my phone.

  • So they update an app to say you can’t use it anymore? Why not just remove it?

  • cwillen

    Well that was quick.

  • James Monday

    In this case, I like Newsstand better than Currents anyway. What I don’t like, however, is never knowing what Google service or app will be killed off next. I’m sorry, but I’m still bitter about the whole Reader thing.

    • Blue Sun

      and iGoogle… and Latitude… the list goes on…

  • Hotpie!

    Wouldn’t it have been easier to remove the icon and app altogether?

    • Transverse45h

      its a system app on Nexus devices… so uninstall is not possible

  • bboyairwreck

    they need to allow swiping between different sources on Newstand like Currents. Thats the only convenience i loved in currents

    • Tom Z

      This is exactly why I continued to use Currents. I will have to figure out how to use the new app now that the old one will no longer work.

  • FknTwizted

    all good and all, but will they get it fricken off my phone and tablet?!!

  • Arty McBert

    Now if only they can take down Google+.

  • Alexander Anteneh

    I remember thats what made my nexus 7 2012 so slow. Good riden

    • Jason Kahn

      I am crossing my fingers for a small system update over the next day or so to remove it completely from the system.

  • hate the double s….

    NewSStand ugh

  • Scott

    Not surprised. I never saw the point of this even when it was first released.

    • Junaid Ansari

      Plus its a battery drainer…

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  • Thomas

    Surprised it took them this long.