Feb 17th, 2011

Google has released an update to Google Reader in the Android market that adds two new widgets: one for unread count and a news ticker. The news ticker will scroll through stories in any specific feed you select. Clicking on the item will take you to that story, while clicking on the folder will take you to the entire feed. The unread count widget is exactly what it sounds like. For some reason, these widgets are only available to Android users on version 2.2. (Oh noes! Fragmentation!)

They’ve also added a “mark previous as read” feature so that you can mark any items above the screen as read.  You can find all of this and more in the Android market today.