Google Launches Newsstand On Android

In a move to consolidate its assets within its platform, Google launched a unified Newsstand to combine subscriptions to newspapers and magazines with content from blogs, RSS feeds, and other sources. Though apps like Flipboard have dominated this space in the past, Google’s model works within the Android ecosystem, and features its now-familiar card view. As well, Google’s machine-learning comes into play, as tagged articles will prompt similar pieces to appear as related reading. Whether readers even want to get any news through newsstand apps is very much up for debate, though, and Google is risking creating something that might fall by the wayside, much like Apple’s iteration of the same concept.