Google adds tablet support to Reader app
Those who can't seem to get enough of their RSS and news feeds will be happy to hear that Google has updated its Reader application, introducing a tweaked look and new capabilities.
Currently available for free on the Android Market, the refreshed Google Reader includes a new user interface and, for the first time ever, support for Google's tablet-specific Android™ 3.0 operating system, commonly known as Honeycomb.
Other than tablet support, the update doesn't bring any game-changing features to Google Reader, but it does include a few adjustments that are likely to please users. For example, Google has added new buttons in the top right corner in an attempt to make it easier for users to share and add stars to content on their feeds.
For tablets, the update also enables two-page viewing, meaning users can browse their RSS feeds on one side of the screen, while accessing articles and pages on the other.
Google released Honeycomb earlier this year with an eye on breaking into the rapidly growing tablet market. Though it still has significant ground to make up, a study from ABI Research estimates that Android-based tablets accounted for 20 percent of the market last year.