The RSS reader/curation app Feedly for Android has been updated today, bringing several new features to the app. The latest update, version 27.0.4 for those keeping score at home, has several new features including integration to Google Now if you are using the Google Now Launcher or have a Google device. If you are not familiar with Feedly, it is a service that allows you to curate all of your RSS feeds into one place for easy reading. For Windows Phone, the best Feedly reader is NextGen Reader while the Feedly for Android app serves that platform very well.
The banner new feature in this update to Feedly for Android is the integration with Google Now. At 7:00 AM local time each day, the most engaging story in your Feedly feed gets pushed to Google Now, making it a part of your morning routine. The stories appear as cards on your Google Now page in-line with your other cards you have configured in the service. It is a great way, at-
a-glance, to see a story that is trending that you may be interested in reading.
In addition to the Google Now integration, this update to Feedly for Android also brings better search auto-completion. Now you will find that the app does a far better job of figuring out what you are trying to type and completes that for you while searching for content within the app. Having played a bit with this earlier this morning, it is a substantial step-up from the previous build.
Finally, for those who use the Pro features of Feedly for Android (a $5 per month upgrade) is now available in the app. Prior to this update, this feature was only available on the Feedly website.
To use Feedly for Android you will need a free Feedly account which can be linked to your Facebook, Microsoft or Google account for easy sign-up. The app is designed for both tablets and phones.