Google Currents just launched worldwide with 44 languages and a host of new improvements.

Version 1.1 is available and spotlights automatic translation by Google Translate in 38 languages for publishers and local users who add content through Google Currents Producer. The latest update also showcases a dramatic performance boost with seven times more speed, instant online syncing for opening the latest edition of content, offline reading with images, and a slew of unnamed bug fixes.

According to the Official Google Mobile Blog, the app previously launched in the United States with over 400 publisher editions and 14,000 self-produced editions. It delivers free magazine-like editions to tablets and smartphones for high speed and offline reading from a variety of publishers, such as Forbes and PBS, with in-depth features that often highlight videos, photography, slideshows, live-maps, social streams, blogs, and feeds.

Google Currents’ newest update also features trending for stories in the U.S., France, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Japan, Australia, and Italy. A few of the big international publishers newly added include: The Guardian in the U.K., LaStampa in Italy, and the Financial Times Deutschland in Germany.

The “Google Currents” app for Android devices is available at the Google Play Store. The 4-star app—and its update— is free and requires Android 2.2 or newer.

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