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MacRumors
Nov 19, 2009, 02:40 PM
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Google today announced (http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2009/11/new-google-news-for-mobile.html) that it has rolled out mobile-formatted Google News pages for iPhone, Android, and Palm Pre users. The feature complements similar existing pages for Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and S60 platforms.This new version provides the same richness and personalization on your phone as Google News provides on desktop. Our new homepage displays more stories, sources, and images while keeping a familiar look and feel. Also, you can now reach your favorite sections, discover new ones, find articles and play videos in fewer clicks. If you are an existing Google News reader on desktop, you will find that all of your personalizations are honored in this mobile version too.Users can visit the new mobile-formatted site simply by browsing to the regular Google News site at http://news.google.com using their iPhone.

Article Link: Google Rolls Out Mobile-Formatted Google News for iPhone (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2009/11/19/google-rolls-out-mobile-formatted-google-news-for-iphone/)



irmongoose
Nov 19, 2009, 02:48 PM
I did enjoy the simplicity of the previous mobile site, but I very much like being able to customize sections. Looks like a winner.



irmongoose

macduke
Nov 19, 2009, 03:39 PM
I noticed yesterday that they flipped the switch on this. So far I kinda miss the old interface, which was less cluttered.

crisss1205
Nov 19, 2009, 03:51 PM
I noticed yesterday that they flipped the switch on this. So far I kinda miss the old interface, which was less cluttered.

I don't like the new user interface either, I used to visit
http://www.google.com/m/news but that doesn't work anymore and it still directs me to the new site.

happydude
Nov 19, 2009, 04:01 PM
i'd rather they just create news app rather than reformat web pages.

and create a gchat app while they're at it.

websyndicate
Nov 19, 2009, 05:01 PM
This a great step forward in web apps. I really like that we get revisions often and without question from apple. BTW where is google voice app cant wait to see that. Good job on pushing web2.0 google

ruinfx
Nov 19, 2009, 11:21 PM
i'd rather they just create news app rather than reformat web pages.

and create a gchat app while they're at it.

i dont think google is making any more apps for iphone that have to go through the app store after the rejections apple handed out.

iphones4evry1
Nov 20, 2009, 01:52 AM
Excellent! I use news.google.com as my primary news source on my PC
(I used to use Yahoo, and I still do sometimes, but I really like Google News).

DaveGee
Nov 20, 2009, 01:27 PM
i'd rather they just create news app rather than reformat web pages.

and create a gchat app while they're at it.

i dont think google is making any more apps for iphone that have to go through the app store after the rejections apple handed out.

What ruinfx said...

Could anyone blame them? Google apps will simply not be approved until such a time that Apple gets a good HARD slap in the face telling them to shape up and fly right! Unfortunately we have too many people saying WHO CARES we have 100,000 other apps to choose from. Maybe so but given a good percentage of those 100k apps border on crapware.... I'd gladly trade +50,000 apps for just one well written app from a developer such as Google.

alent1234
Nov 20, 2009, 01:54 PM
yawn

i use the free version of MobileRSS to get to Google Reader. i have my Google News RSS feeds in Google Reader and the app lets me read them offline while on the train to work.

i leave it on all night to pull my rss feeds into my iphone

Google is in the clouds with this only the website data access thing.

alent1234
Nov 20, 2009, 01:55 PM
What ruinfx said...

Could anyone blame them? Google apps will simply not be approved until such a time that Apple gets a good HARD slap in the face telling them to shape up and fly right! Unfortunately we have too many people saying WHO CARES we have 100,000 other apps to choose from. Maybe so but given a good percentage of those 100k apps border on crapware.... I'd gladly trade +50,000 apps for just one well written app from a developer such as Google.

one well written app from Google? keep dreaming

i can't seem to change the column sizes on the google reader news site to see more of the feed name and make the data area smaller

bmstrong
Nov 21, 2009, 02:34 PM
Tried it this morning. I agree it's very cluttered.

MetalAZ
Nov 22, 2009, 05:49 PM
Guess it's just me, but I still like to browse full sites on my phone rather than the mobile versions even though they do load much quicker.

dycutsul
Dec 10, 2009, 06:54 PM
I accept with information:Google today announced that it has rolled out mobile-formatted Google News pages for iPhone, Android, and Palm Pre users. The feature complements similar existing pages for Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and S60 platforms.