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Flipboard for Android gets OTA update that fixes almost everything

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Flipboard for Android gets OTA update that fixes almost everything
If you were one of the many who couldn't be bothered to wait for the Samsung Galaxy S III release, or the exclusivity period that Flipboard would have with that handset, you may have grabbed the APK that was ripped and posted by the good fellows at XDA. If you did try out that ripped APK, you may have noticed that the app was pretty buggy, there were performance issues, crashes and the app didn't always render properly on tablets. That has mostly changed. 

Yesterday, an OTA update was pushed out which updated the app from version 0.7.8 to version 1.8.4, and it fixed most of the issues that people have been having. In addition to speed and stability improvements, the update also adds a setting to change how often the widget will pull new data (hourly, daily, weekly, or never) and the update now has links open in your default browser. 

Overall, it's a pretty solid update, so if you hadn't given Flipboard a try before, you may want to now. If you grabbed the original APK, the app should automatically update, and if not you can get the new APK from the same XDA forum post. 

source: XDA

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posted on 15 May 2012, 15:24

1. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Flipboard was supposed to be exclusive for S3, and it was to be launched with new galaxy S3......... So I couldn't get this, that why would flipboard team lanch update for unreleased software..........??? I think that apk for flipboard was leaked by the developers of flipboard themselves, so that it could be on more devices, and will bring more revenue to flipboard's developers. This is the reason they have released update for unreleased software..........

posted on 15 May 2012, 16:51

2. aarongzmn (Posts: 46; Member since: 22 Mar 2010)


Which is good right? I don't really see a problem with that. Why should GS3 owners have all the fun?

posted on 15 May 2012, 17:30

4. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yea I was using it only a few days after the sgs3 launch party. went back to pulse though. I may reinstall from titanium and check the update out.

posted on 15 May 2012, 17:28

3. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I feel like you were talking directly to me with that first line, Michael. :)

have you snuck a peak at it or are you unflinching in your wp7 challenge?

posted on 16 May 2012, 03:44

5. metoyou (Posts: 277; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Updated s2 with this update and loving it!
Would the S-voice, Smart Stay and Play VDO? be able to pull and put in other smart phone? After played the HTC OneX i'm so in love with it, it really so gorgeous

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