Google News overhaul will include video and improved load speeds

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We are just days away from Google's annual developer conference happening on May 8th.

AdAge also quotes one anonymous publishing executive as saying, "It's a consolidation of all the ways you can interact with news on Google.There are a lot of Google services where you find news, and what they're trying to do is bring it all under one brand".

The sources say that Google will bake the core features from Newsstand into Google News, later scrapping the standalone application, while also integrating the dedicated News section of YouTube into the new version of the News client.

As noted by Engadget, the possible changes mark yet another attempt on Google's part to gain more favor and "strengthen its relationship" with news publishers. One of the major announcement which might happen on 8th May is the changes in the Google News App. But Engadget predicted that the Google News update could serve as a bigger chance for the company to "become a stronger partner" to publishers than Facebook has since it updated its News Feed algorithm, while also introducing users to a "better News experience" in general. We also expect Google to take the wraps off the official name for Android P, but we aren't holding our breath for that.

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Apparently, Google plans to combine Newsstand App with YouTube and News, as the first platform will be shut down to make room for a new service that delivers news from all the other platforms.

The service covers news articles appearing within the past 30 days on various news websites.

As someone who's never felt compelled to use Google News or Play Newsstand in their current forms, this seems like a good move for Google to make.

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