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Why doesn't the G1 come preloaded with Apps for Google News and Google Reader?

  1. atek3

    atek3 Well-Known Member

    I greatly prefer using apps like the telegraph news program over googles mobile versions... why aren't their dedicated apps for Reader and News?


  2. johnkzin

    johnkzin Well-Known Member

    I sort of agree. Reader is as important to me as Gmail (maybe slightly more important), and more important to me than Calendar. A dedicated/optimized Reader app would have made me quite happy.

    But, the mobile web app for the G1 (which is not the same as the no frills mobile web Reader version you get on, say, a Symbian phone) is actually about 90% a capable as the full Reader app. The only thing I really find missing is that the shortcut keys don't work (such as s, t, j and k), and you can't add/edit tags. If it did those things, I'd be 100% happy with the G1's Reader experience, even though it's a web app and not a locally optimized app.
  3. richy240

    richy240 Well-Known Member

    I've been happy with the mobile web versions of Reader and News, but I agree that it'd be awesome to have a native Android Reader app. Maybe someone will write one, but until then I've simply got a shortcut on my desktop to the mobile web Reader site.
  4. ScoobyDooby

    ScoobyDooby New Member

    This has been the most disappointing part of Android so far. Google only seems to have added search and Gmail to it, all their other services are not represented (yet).

    I'm hoping someone at Google is working hard on more apps to take advantage of their services!
  5. johnkzin

    johnkzin Well-Known Member

    You forgot Calendar.

    (I'd also say "Contacts", but that's really part of Gmail)
  6. cheehoo62

    cheehoo62 Member

    I would also have to 2nd the notion of a native reader app

    im kind of annoyed at the fact that the reader has to run through the browser but it works great and I guess I have to suck it up and live with all the multiple windows for now haha
  7. punkzanyj

    punkzanyj Well-Known Member

    You both forgot Maps as well.

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