Flipboard for Android gets update to support hover

Flipboard for Android gets update to support hover
Last week, Flipboard for iOS got a major update that brought the app to version 2.0 and added a ton of new features. Today, Flipboard for Android got an update, but it isn't version 2.0. That's not to say there aren't any nice updates, but the best update that does exist in the new version is support for hover actions, which only a few devices can take advantage of.

The big update for Flipboard is the addition of support for hover actions. If you hover over a tile, you'll get previews of article headlines. The Galaxy Note II supports hover controls, as do a couple of Sony devices. But, of course, the major Android device with hover capabilities is the Samsung Galaxy S 4, which hasn't yet been released. It should be pretty interesting to see how that works when it is released. As we mentioned in our rundown of the Galaxy S 4 features, hover only makes the leap from "gimmick" to "useful" if apps take advantage of it. Flipboard is a big get for Samsung. 

The app also now gives the option to create an account using Facebook, and of course the obligatory "improvements and bug fixes". Still we can't wait for 2.0 to hit the Play Store. In the meantime, you can get the update for Flipboard for free in the Google Play Store.

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17 Comments

1. SleepingOz unregistered

Works great on my GNOTE II, really nice experience! I think more and more apps will support airview in the future.

2. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

Forgot all about the Note line and it's hover feature huh? Works great on my Note II and I really hope app and phone makers take advantate of this capibility.

3. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

got it on my Note 2 and hover work so damn well...thanks flipboard.

10. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

hover and page scroll work

4. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

will it work on xperia sola's floating touch???

5. thelegend6657 unregistered

I was thinking about the same thing , what about xperia sola ?

6. kg4icg

Posts: 83; Member since: May 18, 2008

I'm going to be the 4th to say Hover works great on my Note 2 also. Some people need to do some research before posting articles.

7. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Blimey!!! It works superb on my Note 2, Michael update the article!

8. thethird

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Another confirmation that it really works great on my Note 2 :) [+]

9. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Hover works on phonearena front webpage were there are photos of phone comparison and slide info too just like a mouse, didn't know that.

11. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

Had got it on my GNote 2 3 days ago before Play store got it.www.omgdroid.com

13. thethird

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Yes tried it also last week via an aopk file from the note 8 which was extracted via xda devs. Installed it and works well but when I updated it on the play store the hover function was gone. So bet you better Uninstall yours and download the official update. :) [+]

17. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

I did that and it still got the Airview regardless

12. spoks

Posts: 46; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

hey michael, please update your article. its update is for all devices with hover capability. im using a mouse on my nexus 7 and it works great when i hover the mouse pointer on it... not just the s4... try testing it first before posting such a non-sense article here...

14. Abbath

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Awesome to see so many people confirm that this upgrade works for the SG Note II! Gonna update once I get home :)

15. israinwet

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Nice update, but Flipboard is not that great as the media has been touting it to be lately.

16. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I'm not a fan of Flipboard either. I find that other consolidators are better. The only thing I liked about Flipboard is how the pages flip. After a while, the novelty wears off and I find that overall, I didn't like it as much as Pulse.

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