Rumor: Google May Be Planing Apple Newsstand Competitor
The notices for Google’s spring cleaning have gone out and so we lost Google Reader that it’s not going to be available starting July 1st. Google has also renounced its Google Reader app on the Android Play Store and the Reader web-app extension for Chrome Browser.
With everyone baffled with Google’s decision to renounce its Reader services, there might be a very good reason for Google wanting to head in a different direction. First of all we don’t think that the Giant would be willing to make all the users that have been relying on Reader take another path of services. It is just that Google may have thought of a way to improve upon what it offered.
Such is the case that most rumors tend to go in the direction of Google launching its own Apple Newsstand competitor. To further strengthen the belief, AndroidPolice has uncovered some rather interesting piece of Java code in the latest Google Play Store apk. This refers to the new service as Google Play News that is likely to be unveiled later this year. It is also only a logic step if you think about it, with the only real issue being its availability in specific areas. Take a look at the code below:
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