Flipboard Comes to Android

By | May 28, 2014

After months of anticipation, Flipboard has finally come on board to Android and will available on devices including Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble‘s Nook tablets.

The company released the Android version on Friday after launching in beta on May 30.

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In addition, the confirmed to The New York Times that Flipboard will come pre-installed on Samsung’s Galaxy S III via AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile USA and Sprint. The move to Android comes after Apple named Flipboard one of its favorite apps of 2010. Evan Doll, a former Apple engineer who worked on iOS, told The Times that it was time to expand from just iOS.

“They would love for us to be iOS exclusive from now until the end of time,” said Doll, referring to Apple. “But we’re trying to reach as big an audience as we can.”

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Flipboard first launched as an iPad app in July 2010, waiting a full year-and-a-half before releasing a version for iPhone devices. The former is formatted like a magazine; the latter displays a scrolling list of thumbnails designed for news consumption on the go.

This story originally published on Mashable here.


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