Flipboard gets optimised for Android tablets

Flipboard has launched its social magazine on Android tablets and the developers claim that this has been a top request from Flipboard readers around the world. Flipboard is an app for smartphones and tablets, used by millions of people every day, that lets them keep up with local news, world updates and blogs they follow. Now, anyone with a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab series, Nexus 10 or other tablet that runs Android, can download Flipboard for free from the Google Play Store.

“With the new devices that Samsung, Amazon and others have brought to market in the recent months, we see the adoption of Android tablets growing quickly,” said Eric Alexander, Head of International Development at Flipboard. “As more people buy Android tablets for themselves or others over the holidays, we wanted to make sure Flipboard is part of their tablet experience and deliver on a top request from our readers.”


The developers claim that for this tablet edition of Flipboard, page layouts have been optimised for a variety of screen sizes and aspect ratios. The release of this app takes advantage of the wider screen of the larger Android devices allowing readers to save more of their favourite sections as tiles and see larger story excerpts as they flip through their magazine. Fliboard states that it has worked with Samsung over the last year thereby making the Flipboard app to be ideally optimised for Samsung’s tablet devices.

Flipboard was already available for Android smartphones. Devices with a seven-inch-screen, such as Kindle Fire, Nook and Nexus 7 were able to run Flipboard for Android phones. Now, owners of these devices will automatically be upgraded, while having the option to continue using the phone edition. Kindle Fire and Nook users can find Flipboard in their respective app stores.

For those of you wanting a clearer picture of what Flipboard is – it is an app that 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.

Flipboard is available to the hundreds of millions of Android users as a free download from the 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 US carriers.

Flipboard also brings 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+.

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