Windows Phone users about to get Flipboard

Windows Phone users about to get Flipboard
Finally! Magazine style news reader Flipboard has its app listed in the Windows Phone Store, which apparently is a private beta. A statement released by Flipboard states that a Windows Phone version is on the company's roadmap, although it has no exact date when the app will be available. When the Nokia Lumia 830 and Nokia Lumia 730 were introduced, both had the Flipboard app on their respective homescreen.

Back in June 2013, Flipboard said that a version of the app was in the works for Windows Phone. With Android, the app first showed up as an exclusive on the Samsung Galaxy S III in 2012 before becoming official on the platform. Flipboard, which first became available on the Apple iPad, was revamped to fit the smaller iPhone screen in 2011.


While Flipboard's statement today seems to play down an imminent launch of the app for Windows Phone, it does appear that the app is being tested using a private beta. It might not be terribly long before Windows Phone users can download Flipboard on their phones. It should be pointed out that in order to use Flipboard on Windows Phone, your handset needs to have 1GB of RAM, which eliminates some popular low-end models like the Nokia Lumia 520.


source: Flipboard (WindowsPhone) via NPU, WMPoweruser

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31 Comments

1. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Finally!

2. amtheguy

Posts: 11; Member since: May 20, 2013

After 200 years Windows Phone users about to get Flipboard. hahaahh

3. darkknight

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Never been interested in it. I have a free off line navigation and amazing apps from Nokia beside around 300 apps and games. Lumia 920 which is working since 2 years as if I bought it yesterday. And unbelievably durable Nokia. Should I bother me with some magazine???? No way if I even did not get it after 1000 years.

19. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I didn't know Flip board was around for 200 years?

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Now all the WP fanboys will crawl up and tell us how they didn't need that in the first place and how WP is better without it.

7. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Lol nope

13. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Many WP users don't need it, but for those who do its great to have that option. The same thing happens on all platforms for eg. Comedy Central has been on WP before Android. The bias tech media would have you believe everything that is on iOS or Android was there before WP which is not the case, its perception. http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/09/08/comedy-central-releases-official-android-app-complete-full-episode-streaming-channel-guide/

24. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL....they didn't report because the app exists on android for ages and doesn't for WP but because its an app that matters ! They can't possibly go about posting about an app that nobody cares about. A lot of the world uses Flipboard app. Just see how many downloads are there for Comedy Central and how many downloads are there for Flipboard. You'll get your answer right there. Its not a biased media just because they upload something not in your favour.

21. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

you,not again with that trolling(or as u say "sarcasm").....i have requested you before to control ur self and shut up!

31. darkknight

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

honestly I heard about it just now. And just remember no single app make me choose a feature phone.

5. magnum44 unregistered

Nice welcomed crum. Not bad. Not bad at all ... considering we are dealing with Windows Phone here.

6. venomania

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

need 1Gb of RAM for this application, L520 doesnt work

9. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

It's not available yet......LOL

10. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Long time no see? Please put that annoying orange picture...its annoying.

8. magnum44 unregistered

How about QuickPic now ?

11. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

You weren't missing anything, WP users. I never missed it on WP because Flipboard is nice looking, but it is a terrible app. Pulse has started going downhill, too (I did miss it on WP), but it is still much better than Flipboard.

14. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Only a few troll posts so far? Must really not be a very important app.

15. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Fanboys of all kinds make me laugh... Hahahahahahah! hahahah!

16. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

What I don't get is why other OSs fans never let anyone enjoy their stuff? What's the matter with you people?! It's just an app, why are you so mean? Some people will surely say they didn't need it in first place, some will be true to it, but others may say it just out of embarrasement, why put other people in such a situation? Only because they didn't buy the OS you like? AFAIK you don't own any company, and people are free to choose whatever they like! You have something, enjoy it, and let others enjoy theirs! Heck even you people who support the same OS surely have different tastes on other things!!

17. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Oh, and so that no one just jumps to any conclusion, I'm a GS4 mini owner. But I'm getting a WP soon, you know why? Cuz I like it!

18. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

You're welcome :)

26. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

+1 Well said!

20. mamadathu

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 01, 2014

so those who have windows phone with 512mb ram got screwed

22. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

This is so laughably embarrassing, only now?

25. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Android only got fluid and beautiful looking now, in 2014. That is so laughably embarrassing.

27. JessPH

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 13, 2014

FEEDLY FEEDLY FEEDLY That's what WP needs

28. cybertec69

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

WP needs Google services to be relevant, until that happens, they will be irrelevant. Is WP a smooth OS, it sure is, but what is a smooth OS without Google maps, Google search and GM for starters.

30. torch4x4

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

Google Search is there and is the only official app fromm Google on WP, but nobody uses, also google maps for most users is inferior to nokia drive with offline maps, Gmail works just fine... g+ and hangouts are missing and no official youtube app, for all of them 3rd party apps or clones... Regarding this article, there are alternate News Readers but nothing better or close to Flipboard

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