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

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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8 Comments

1. Note2waitingonNote3

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

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

2. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Android is always late to the party smh

3. buccob

Posts: 2979; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

4. ideal_josh

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

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

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

6. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

7. TheBitterTruth unregistered

BLinkfeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed!

8. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 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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