Problems with Google Reader

One of the advantages of Google Reader is that you can view it on multiple devices and it is always in sync. At least that’s the theory anyway!

However, it has been annoying me that whenever I view my feeds on my phone (Nokia E65) the list of unread posts looks very different.

I took a screenshot of Google Reader this morning on my Mac and on my phone so you can see what I am talking about. Both devices had their cache cleared before I loaded Google Reader and took the screenshots.

First off, the phone
Google Reader on Nokia E65

Now the Mac
Google Reader on Mac

As you can see, there are lots of feeds missing from the version on the phone.

I deleted all the folders on Google Reader so that all my feeds are at the top level (in case the phone was only seeing one particular folder) but this didn’t help.

Is anyone else having this issue and is their a way to get around it?

2 thoughts on “Problems with Google Reader”

  1. What sort order are you using on the browser-based version?

    If I compare my phone (Moto Q) to Google it doesn’t match either but I have my browser set to the “Auto” sort. If I change the sorting to “sort by newest” they match up identically.

  2. Ryan,

    bingo (almost)! I reversed what you did to get it to work. I have the browser set to Auto and now it matches the phone.

    Bizarre or what?

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