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Flipboard now officially available for Android, brings new features

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Flipboard now officially available for Android, brings new features
"People are using Flipboard on one out of every 10 iPads right now. We looked at the Android device specifically, and all the different screen sizes, and made sure Flipboard would look great on all those different types of phones."-Mike McCue, Flipboard co-founder
If you already have a Samsung Galaxy S III with its pre-installed Flipboard app, maybe this story won't excite you too much, but for the rest of the Android using world, we have some good news. Flipboard, the RSS reader with style, is now officially available for Android and is in the Google Play Store awaiting your download. Originally launched in 2010 for the Apple iPad and then released last year for the Apple iPhone, the app lets you view your Twitter feeds and RSS news feeds in a magazine-style format. With the Android update comes a widget that updates with new stories and updates. Flipboarfd CEO Mike McCue said that Android demand for the app was "astonishing".

The free update comes to Android after a month of beta testing on a number of devices. It also was available after an Android user extracted the Flipboard APK and posted it on XDA Developers. McCue said it took some time getting Flipboard running on Android and is not yet ready to be used on Android tablets despite its origination as an Apple iPad app. Despite that, the phone app will be available for the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Nook tablets.
"We are still in a wait-and-see mode with Android tablets. The iPad is the flagship tablet and we are going to stay focused on it."-Evan Doll, Flipboard co-founder
Flipboard users will notice new YouTube and Google+ integration on the app, which requires Android users to be running Froyo or higher. The app is being made available to a number of new countries such as South Korea, Span, Italy and Germany.

source: GooglePlayStore via TechCrunch

Images from the Android version of Flipboard
Images from the Android version of Flipboard
Images from the Android version of Flipboard
Images from the Android version of Flipboard
Images from the Android version of Flipboard

Images from the Android version of Flipboard


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posted on 22 Jun 2012, 02:27 1

1. maguro (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Well nice update......I was using the one which was ripped off from s3 though.
But I dont understand why ios gets all the great apps first and then android?let it be angry birds or instagram or ashphalt7 and now this. some great apps even dont show up on android....I think ios app development is easier than android because of many factors like developers has to deal with only 1 resolution and ios has better APIs...

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 05:08 1

2. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


Because it's more easy to develop an application on iOS devices because they are only few of them..

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 23:00

3. xtremesv (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


I wouldn't be surprised Apple pays Flipboard a "fee" to keep the app as an iPad exclusive being such a hit on that platform.

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