Last January, Google Currents received its 2.0 update. With that big update, the app was effectively redesigned with an edition sidebar, fast scanning of editions, breaking stories, and favoriting of stories.
Now, the app has received its 2.1 update with audio playlist support for editions, vertical pagination for articles, and pinch-to-zoom gesture support on photos. In addition, the update includes bug fixes and interface polish.
The latest version of Google Currents is available now in the App Store for free. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later.
Just last weekend, it was reported that Facebook is working on its very own social magazine app, internally called Reader. According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook’s Reader “displays content from Facebook users and publishers in a new visual format tailored for mobile devices.”