Google announced they would be shutting down Google Reader, a platform which support a number of apps, to provide news and information to people. The service is to be closed on July 1, 2013. On the other hand the search giant is planning to introduce a Newspaper app for Google Play. Similar such apps already exist on the exclusive store. However, this app is offered Google itself and therefore it should pull in more readership.
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Apparently, you will be able to avail the newspapers under a new section called Play News. The new section is said to join Google play's existing list of sections, which include Apps, Music, Books, Magazines, Movies, and Devices.
The Newspaper service does seem like Google's answer to the newly launched Newsstand service by Apple.
There is no news on when this service might be available, but gizbot will let you know once there is more info on the same.