It was just last May when Flipboard announced the beta version of Flipboard for Android and within less than a month Flipboard’s developers added some neat new features to the Android version of the first social magazine.
The Android version of Flipboard is now available to all Android (version 2.2 and up) phones, as well as NOOK and Kindle Fire users. The neat new features that I was talking about earlier is that it’s integrated with Google+ and Youtube that allows you to access user-generated contents from both services using Flipboard, plus it now has a localized version for Germany, Korea, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands.
If incase you already downloaded and enjoying the new Flipboard for Android, how does it compare with Flipboard for iOS?
Here’s Flipboard’s full Pr:
Flipboard Launches Its Social Magazine On Android Phones Worldwide, Nook and Kindle Fire in the U.S., Expands with Google+ and Youtube
Live Today in Google Play, Bundled with U.S. Carriers on Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Now Customized for 12 Countries, Flipboard Reaches More People in More Places
June 22, 2012 – Palo Alto, Calif. – Today Flipboard™, the place to see everything that is happening around the world and right at home, is coming to Android phones worldwide, NOOK® and Kindle Fire in the U.S. 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, popular mobile devices and iPads.
For the first time Flipboard is available to the hundreds of millions of Android users as a free download in Google Play. 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.
Google+ and YouTube Now on Flipboard
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+.
“People are amazed by all the things they can see on Flipboard, and often the most personal and interesting stories come from friends,” said Mike McCue, CEO of Flipboard. “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.”
Today, Flipboard is 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.