Sunday, June 24, 2012

Flipboard Finally Invades Android!

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Flipboard has emerged out of beta testing and is now available on Google Play. The app, which had been exclusively for Samsung Galaxy S III users for some time, may now be downloaded by those whose Android-based devices are compatible with the app.

Flipboard is a news reading app dubbed as a social magazine that has proven itself popular with users of iOS devices. It collects content from various sources such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, BBC, The Verge, National Geographic, Oprah, and USA Today and arranges them in a magazine format.

Its aim basically is to help users simplify their life since it has all they need on one app, and no longer have to sign in to multiple sites or visit them. A feature called Content Guide offers more content hand-picked by Flipboard’s editors. To make things easier, the app comes with an accompanying widget that acts as a shortcut to Flipboard.

The award-winning app furthermore integrates with read-later apps like Pocket, Instapaper, and Readbility. Users on shared devices may create their own account to bar others from reading their personal content. The app is available in localized versions like the UK, Canada, China, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Spain, Italy, Taiwan, and the US, enabling users to enjoy local content like news.

Flipboard cautions that it is best viewed on smartphones, which implies that its resolution is not excellent on tablets. To be more specific, Flipboard retains it small size even while opened on a large tablet screen.

This app is a nice addition to all those which promise to help users manage their online subscriptions and social networks. Its many awards, including TIME Magazine 50 Best Inventions of 2010, WIRED magazine Essential App of 2011, and TechCrunch Cruchies Best Touch Interface 2011, likewise make it an attractive offer.

The best part about this app, however, is that it is completely free of charge, which means that if it does not do what it promises, users can simply hit uninstall. The app has a minimum requirement of Android OS 2.2 Froyo.


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