Google announced today that it’s rolling out a new design for its Google Play Newsstand app, which it released earlier this year as a replacement for its Currents newsreader app. Google says the new design makes some big improvements to readability for magazines and other content through the app, especially on smaller screens:
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Today’s redesign brings a new magazine reading experience on your phone. In the past, print magazines have been hard to read on a small screen, zooming in and out to skim an article. But now you’ll see a list of articles from the magazine that you can toggle through and easily read with big images right on your phone.
Google also notes that the new design takes advantage of its new material design guidelines arriving with the next version of Android. The new Play Newsstand app for Android pulls from Google’s material design with bigger images, more contextual headers and smoother transitions. You can swipe left and right between topics, and swipe up and down to dive more deeply into a particular topic.
Google says the new and improved Google Play Newsstand app will roll out to Android users in over 40 countries over the next week. The updated app is available to download on Google Play now.