Google bringing news app to Google Play?

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According to the freshest rumors Google is testing either a news section or news app for its Play store. As usual, the discovery is made within app code – in this case, a JavaScript identified in the desktop version of the store that contains strings such as “Google Play News” and “Register to subscribe”. It doesn’t get much clearer than this, and it could explain Google not hesitating to shut down Reader.

Things is, Google already has Currents. While not an actual news app, it does fetch daily content from multiple sources in several thematic categories, which makes it, we don’t know – a news app? Perhaps Google’s new addition is more akin to Apple’s Newsstand and other news-y in the literal sense applications. Or it’s something as simple as a news section dedicated to the Play store itself.

Source: The Verge