Google said at its I / O developer conference last week that the revised Google Artificial Intelligence News would end up in Apple's App Store over the next seven days. This time is now evident as the new Google News was released on iOS this afternoon, replacing the old Google Play Newsstand app. The iOS link can be found here. In case you are already looking for an Android version in the Play Store, you will find it here.
The new Google News for iOS is similar to the one on Android. It's about using machine learning to train algorithms to crawl complex, fast-paced messages and break them down into easy-to-understand formats such as chronological timelines, local news aggregation, and stories in a developing and evolving sequence.
The app is now divided into four sections. The first is a "For You" personalized list of the five most important stories Google Software wants to read along with some other algorithmically selected articles and local news stories. The next section, titled Headlines, is a mix of the latest US, World, Business, and Tech news. You can also use this section to see Google's new Full Coverage feature, which splits more complex stories into a series of articles from various sources along with social media posts from Twitter and YouTube.
There is now a Favorites section that focuses on entertainment, news, and science topics. It's also great for selecting your favorite news sources, storing stories for later reading in pocket style, and storing location-based and text-based searches for future reference.
The last section, Newsstand, is a new addition to this version of Google News that allows you to subscribe to news organizations that offer either a monthly subscription for web / print access or a monthly fee for bypassing a web paywall. Selecting individual media organizations will open a new page for all who organize the stories of a source in site-specific coverage areas. Organizations found on the Google Play Newsstand support the Google AMP standard. This means that the pages are loaded quickly and neatly, without you having to browse through a mobile browser.