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Flipboard 2.0 brings lots of changes to iOS, coming to Android next month

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Flipboard 2.0 brings lots of changes to iOS, coming to Android next month
Flipboard has been one of the better magazine-style news readers around for a while, and it has been getting pretty regular updates, but today marks the first major version bump for the app. Flipboard 2.0 brings a number of UI changes, and even has new options to let you create your own magazine. Unfortunately for some, the update is only available on iOS right now, and won't be coming to Android until next month.

There are a lot of changes with Flipboard 2.0, so many that the official video below is over 7 minutes long. The biggest is just how social the app is trying to be. We mentioned that you can make your own magazine. This is done by saving articles, photos, videos, and audio, then organizing them into magazines. You can keep these for yourself, but you can also make them public and share them with others. There is also a new commenting system where you can comment on articles and even use @mentions to connect with other Flipboard users. 

The Content Guide has been redone to more easily access your content and your magazines, plus the public magazines shared by others. Flipboard also looks to be replacing Pocket or Instapaper, with a new bookmarklet that will let you "Flip" websites into your Flipboard to read later. There is a new Recommended Reading section with articles Flipboard thinks you will like.

In addition to announcing the new update, Flipboard has also announced that it has hit 50 million users, which is pretty impressive. There is a lot of new stuff in the app, so it may be easier to just try it out. If you want to get the new Flipboard 2.0, it's available for free in the iTunes App Store.

source: Flipboard

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posted on 26 Mar 2013, 23:51 5

1. jade272727 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


Why iOS first? -_-

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 08:12 1

6. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


iOS has more apps, better quality apps, faster updates, tablet optimisation and you don't have to deal with " This app is incompatible with your devide"

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 09:28

11. hosam (Posts: 11; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


So now you're f***ing amazing because you are a iOS user? Congratulations! You are very awesome.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 09:41

12. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


I'm an android user ( when it comes to phones ) but these are some of the things i miss about iOS, but there is tons of things i don't miss after switching.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 09:13 1

9. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2662; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Flipboard has always been iOS first.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 02:02 1

2. R-vjn (Posts: 161; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


this is one of my all time fav apps..! hope the update doesn't spoil it...

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 02:12 1

3. BitterTruth (unregistered)


Blinkfeed?

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 08:48

8. Tomfromsouth (Posts: 50; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


Created a magazine like that is a fantastic idea. My only concern is if currently a writer and my stuff makes it onto flipboard. Its one thing to share it. But to put in another magazine. Is that border on plagiarism?

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 09:13

10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2662; Member since: 26 May 2011)


As long as the link goes back to you, it's all good.

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