Google News Rendering Sees Vast Improvement On Tablets: Sign Of Things To Come For Android?

The tablet world is a highly fluid one. On the hardware side, new rivals seem to be coming and going with record speed, and in terms of software, there's still so much experimentation going on due to the young nature of the platform. As Google tries to fend off arrow from Apple claiming that its tablet apps aren't actually engineered to render specifically on larger screens, the company has announced impending changes for its News service that could trigger a wave of optimizations.

Now, when browsing Google News on a tablet of any kind, you'll be able to find new articles, news sources, and even topics of interest with gestures. Swipe horizontally between sections – from Business to Entertainment, for example – or tap “Explore in depth” to see multiple articles and other info related to a particular story. At first, the changes will be seen on the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and iPad, but it sounds like Google's experimenting with this. In other words, if the feedback is positive, look for even more elegant changes to the Google side of the tablet equation.