Google Is Preparing To Launch Apple Newsstand Competitor [Rumor]

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Even though Apple’s iOS feature, Newsstand, hasn’t really taken off, Google might be looking to launch its own similar feature.

Google’s newspaper feature will be called Google Play News, and it will be come in issues and subscriptions, similar to the way content is distributed on Apple’s Newsstand.

The rumor of the Google Play News feature was first reported by Android Police, who found a piece of JavaScript from the web version of the Google Play Store that references the new feature.

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Much like Apple’s Newsstand, it looks like you’ll be able to buy single issues of newspapers or subscribe to them if you wish. As a new section of the Google Play Store, the Google Play News section will be colored yellow.

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  • DonPope

    I would rather have a way to get rid of the Newsstand in my iPhone. Talk about a useless app.

  • TheMacGuy

    I hate Newsstand, but this just proves Google VERY rarely can come up with original ideas.

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