Google News Tweaks Aimed at iPad, Android Tablets

Google News implemented a few tweaks to become more tablet-friendly for owners of iPads and Android devices.

Google News implemented a few tweaks to become more tablet-friendly for owners of iPads and Android devices.

Columns were optimized on the Google News homepage and throughout its section pages so that they can be viewed in portrait and landscape modes.

A menu was also added on the top of the screen for easier navigation, and finger-swiping is now supported throughout the multimedia strips in extended story boxes.

Finally, the edition picker was revamped to be more user-friendly.

The tablet enhancements join other recent upgrades to Google News, including the addition of badges, and the introduction of the News Near You feature for mobile devices.