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Flipboard 2.0 finally comes to Android with special Android-only features

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Flipboard 2.0 finally comes to Android with special Android-only features
Back in March, Flipboard for iOS got the bump to version 2.0, which brought a bunch of new features to the already solid app. At the time, Flipboard called the update "he most epic release we've ever done", and now those epic changes have made their way to Android including the new Personal Magazine functionality and some features that are only available on Android.

Just like the update that hit iOS, Flipboard 2.0 for Android brings UI changes like making the search bar more prominent, redesigning the Content Guide for easier navigation, and adding a Recommended Reading section to surface more articles that you may enjoy. The new commenting system, complete with @mentions, has also been implemented. 

But, the big change is still the Personal Magazine option, which allows you to "flip" stories into your own magazine and share that with your friends or the public at large. This can be done with a new bookmarlet on the desktop, and from within Flipboard itself, but Android users get even more options because of the more robust Share menu on the platform. Users can share items from almost anywhere into their Flipboard magazines: you can share photos that are on your device, or web pages that you're looking at in your browser. And, you can share your personal magazines to apps like WhatsApp or Facebook using Android's share menu as well. 

When we checked as of this writing, the app hadn't yet hit the Google Play Store, but the update should be out sometime today. 

source: Flipboard via The Verge

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posted on 09 May 2013, 10:26

1. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)

Looks like Flipboard ain't no joke they have arrived definitely.

posted on 09 May 2013, 11:12

2. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

Android is always late to the party smh

posted on 09 May 2013, 11:44 14

3. buccob (Posts: 2740; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

And yet, Android users always get more features... most of the time exclusive...

posted on 09 May 2013, 11:57 10

4. ideal_josh (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)

At his just proves that iOS gets the "beta" option while android gets the final release

posted on 09 May 2013, 12:23

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

those are some really neat features.
it should really revitalize interest in Flipboard. o:

posted on 09 May 2013, 13:47

6. tedkord (Posts: 14206; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I haven't used Flipboard before, but the personal magazine feature sounds pretty neat.

posted on 09 May 2013, 14:34

7. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


posted on 09 May 2013, 17:12

8. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

O really. I've been using Pulse, since I found it did a better job then Flipboard, but now I might have to give Flipboard another go.

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