Why, hello Flipboard. Android tablets welcome you with open arms.
Flipboard, as anyone with access to the Internet may know, is a magazine-format, news aggregation app originally designed for Apple’s iPad in 2010. The brains behind the service announced in May 2012 that an Android version was around the corner, and then they launched Flipboard on Android smartphones and Android devices with seven-inch screens just a few weeks later.
Owners of these devices, along with anyone who owns a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab series, Nexus 10, or any other seven-inch or larger tablet that runs Android, can now also update to the new tablet edition of Flipboard.
Flipboard announced the launch today on its Newsroom website and provided additional details on features:
For this tablet edition of Flipboard, page layouts have been optimized for a variety of screen sizes and aspect ratios. Taking advantage of the wider screen of the larger Android devices, readers can save more of their favorite sections as tiles and can see larger story excerpts as they flip through their magazine. And having worked with Samsung over the last year, Flipboard is optimized for Samsung’s tablet devices.
Flipboard is available for free on the Google Play Store, but Samsung tablet or Note 10.1 users will be able to grab the latest version via an upcoming software update from Samsung.
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