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Flipboard announces 56M users and version 2.0 coming to Android "very soon"

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Flipboard announces 56M users and version 2.0 coming to Android
According to CEO Mike McCue, Flipboard is doing really well these days. McCue spoke at TechCrunch Disrupt NY today, and said that Flipboard is "growing at a record pace and adding new partners all the time." The numbers are pretty impressive, and even better news is that McCue says that the huge redesign of Flipboard 2.0 will finally make its way to Android "very soon".

McCue says that Flipboard has hit a new milestone, reaching 56 million users across different platforms. He also admitted that the company has been putting iOS first, which isn't much of a surprise since Flipboard 2.0 hit iOS about a month ago, but hasn't yet gotten to Android. But, McCue said that "Android has been striking in terms of how quickly it’s growing. Android 2.0 is coming very soon. We’re putting finishing touches on it. … It’ll ship as soon as it’s ready."

Unfortunately for Android users, while it's good news that the update is coming soon, that quote doesn't really promise to give more priority to Android. Still, it's nice that all of the nice new features will hit Android soon. 

source: VentureBeat

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posted on 29 Apr 2013, 16:02 1

1. PhoneCritic (Posts: 355; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I Believe if HTC were to really work on perfecting its Blink feed app or if Google fix currents they would rival Flipbook and cause Flipbook to think twice about not simultaneously releasing an Android version along with the iOS version. Competition drives development.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 16:33

2. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Blinkfeed won't be an HTC Exclusive for long, its one of those features that will get ported to be a mod for every phone.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 17:39 1

3. jaymulli (Posts: 19; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


That accounts for a tiny demographic, in terms of real world usage then Blink Feed is very much a HTC One only application.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 01:48

4. jinxed (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


I agree about the competion part but as "jaymulli" below commented, I think, blnkfeed will not cater to a larger customer base

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 03:18

5. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Blinkfeed > Flipboard

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 16:24

6. Stuntman (Posts: 707; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I don't think they should count me as a user. I don't use it and yet, it is pre-installed on my phone and I cannot remove it.

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