By Anu Passary | Oct 26, 2012 09:59 AM EDT
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Flipboard launched an update to its Android app, which will enable Android smartphone users to get audio support. The app will also enable users to connect their SoundCloud account so that audio can be shared with others.
Flipboard collects the content of social media and other Web sites and displays them in a magazine format. Users can flip through their social networking feeds as well as feeds from Web sites that have partnered with the Flipboard.
Flipboard was originally designed for the iPad and later the application was updated to add support for the iPhone and iPod Touch. On May 5, 2012, Flipboard announced that the app will be released for selected Android phones, beginning with Samsung's flagship smartphone the Galaxy S3. In June 2012, Flipboard for Android smartphones was released in Google Play.
The latest update "means that you can now enjoy everything featured in our Audio category in the Content Guide-including segments from NPR's Fresh Air and PRI's The World-and more: you can connect your Flipboard to your SoundCloud account to flip through your Stream, Likes, Sounds, Sets and Groups. Find something you like, and press play to listen via Flipboard. The music note in the top bar of the section controls your audio experience," indicates the Official Flipboard blog.
Flipboard's Content Guide offers some of the best audio a user may expect. Flibloard brings "artists like Snoop Dogg and Diplo; music labels like Atlantic Records and Ninja Tune; podcasts from The New Yorker and Slate; and segments from shows like Radiolab and Science Friday" to its users.
Android users have got the audio feature now; however, iOS users already had access to the audio feature since May 2012. The company also indicated that NOOK and Kindle users will get Flipboard with audio in the "next few days."
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