Flipboard comes to Android
After a long wait and many envious eyes cast at iOS users, the popular social magazine and news aggregator Flipboard™ has finally made its way onto Android™ devices and is available for free in the Google Play store.
Flipboard, already popular among iPhone® and iPad® users, is a magazine-style application that collects news content from various social networks and websites and brings it together on one convenient platform. Released in 2010, the app was originally designed for the iPad and has since been introduced to other devices.
Flipboard says the app is currently available for Android phones and a handful of tablets. Co-founder Evan Doll tells ABC News the company is in "wait-and-see mode" when it comes to other Android tablet computers at this moment.
The application for Android smartphones had been offered in beta since late May 2012, but Flipboard founders, Doll and Mike McCue, say it took a while to get the app right on Android. The app doesn't differ greatly from that of the iPhone, but the developers had to consider the varying screen sizes of Android devices and optimize the layout accordingly.
Flipboard also announced it is rolling out the app in more countries. In addition to the Japan, France, China, the United States and a handful of other English-speaking countries, the app will now be available in Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Korea.