What's up with Currents?

Alex Wetzel

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Is Google going to keep it, or are they going to only use play newsstand? I know that Currents doesn't work, so I'm curios as to why it is still around.

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What, you're asking me? I could only guess, but if you look at Currents in the Play Store the description will tell you as much. I think the reason it's still there is to effectively disable Currents on devices that have it preinstalled. Isn't it just a redirect to Newsstand now?
 

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Currents finally disappeared on my device after the Lollipop update.

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What, you're asking me? I could only guess, but if you look at Currents in the Play Store the description will tell you as much. I think the reason it's still there is to effectively disable Currents on devices that have it preinstalled. Isn't it just a redirect to Newsstand now?

Yeah.

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It's still on my 2013 nexus 7 with lollipop. But I don't care about it that much.

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Are you sure it's not just the app icon that's left? Check the app drawer, and I'll bet it's really gone. Or maybe not, who knows lol.

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Are you sure it's not just the app icon that's left? Check the app drawer, and I'll bet it's really gone. Or maybe not, who knows lol.

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It's still in my app drawer, and when I tap on it, all that it does is send me to play newsstand.

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It's still in my app drawer, and when I tap on it, all that it does is send me to play newsstand.
It obviously means Google don't support Currents anymore. The Currents icon you see is just a link that takes you to Google Play Newsstand, much like the native Email icon that now takes you to Gmail.
 

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