If you’ve been following news about Flipboard, then you may know that late last month, Flipboard released the beta version of their app for Android devices. If you were wondering when the highly anticipated app becomes official for your Android device, then here is some good news. Flipboard, have recently announced that it is coming to Android phones worldwide, and to NOOK and Kindle Fire in the U.S.
Finally gets official
Flipboard lets people keep up with the latest news around the Web, flip through updates from friends on social networks or sit back and enjoy great stories and photos from people and publications they love. Designed with beautiful, magazine-like pages that are easy to flip through, Flipboard is a new way to experience the Web on smartphones and popular mobile devices, like iPads. Flipboard is the world’s first social magazine. Inspired by the beauty and ease of print media, Flipboard’s mission is to fundamentally improve how people discover, view and share content across their social networks.
For the first time, Flipboard is available to the hundreds of millions of Android users as a free download in Google Play store. In addition, Flipboard is now available in the Amazon Appstore for Android, the Barnes & Noble NOOK Store and in Samsung Apps. For people in the United States, Flipboard will come pre-installed on the new Samsung Galaxy SIII via leading U.S. carriers.
In addition to expanding reach to more phones, Flipboard is also bringing people more of the stories and updates they care about with the addition of Google+ and YouTube. Now, anyone can add their Google+ account to Flipboard and see stories in their stream, updates from people in their Circles, and posts from pages they subscribe to, all in a beautiful magazine experience. As people flip through Google+ they can also +1 any post or tap the avatar to share, comment and reply on Google+.
Speaking at the announcement, Mike McCue, CEO of Flipboard, said, “People are amazed by all the things they can see on Flipboard, and often the most personal and interesting stories come from friends. Today we have over 2000 featured content partners from around the world and, now with the addition of Google+ and YouTube, we have all of the popular social networks for our readers to sit back and enjoy.”
Flipboard's also announced that they are also releasing fully localized editions of Flipboard for Germany, Korea, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands. With Flipboard already customized for Japan, France, China and English-speaking countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, the company continues to invest in curating global content and creating a local experience that makes Flipboard more compelling and relevant to international readers.
To download Flipboard, click the link here. How many of you will download Flipboard for your Android device, now that it is finally available?