Flipboard For Android Launches Tablet Version With Samsung-Aided Optimization

By Alexandra Burlacu email: a.burlacu@mobilenapps.com | Dec 23, 2012 09:39 AM EST

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News-reading app Flipboard is finally ready to hit full-sized Android tablets, and the company announced that it worked specifically with Samsung to handle high-resolution displays.

The popular social magazine app originally launched for the iPad back in 2010. Basically, Flipboard connects to users' social networks to draw in relevant content, and then display said content in a magazine layout.

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The old Flipboard for Android app worked with tablets as well, but was essentially an enlarged version of the original app designed for smartphones. The new version launched on Thursday, Dec. 20, is specifically optimized for large-screen Android tablets, including the popular Google Nexus 10 slate.

The new version of Flipboard for Android tablets supports both portrait and landscape modes, and is able to flip back and forth between tablet and smartphone modes, a feature particularly useful for users with mid-size tablets such as the Amazon Kindle Fire, the Google Nexus 7, or the Nook.

While the new app works well with 7-inch slates as well, devices that sport larger screens can show more sections at a time. As expected, the app will take advantage of the larger displays when opening stories or other types of content.

"With the new devices that Samsung, Amazon, Google and others have brought to market in the recent months, there's a fast growing Android market," Eric Alexander, head of international development at Flipboard, said in the press release. "As more people buy Android tablets for themselves or others over the holidays, we wanted to make sure Flipboard is part of their tablet experience."

Flipboard is already available for Apple's iPad and iPhone, and the Android version debuted a while back on the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.

The application now allows both tablet and smartphone users to customize how they view and interact with social media updates, Web sites, pictures, videos, and all types of Web-based content. The app makes up a digital magazine of content relevant to the user, and makes it easy to bookmark stories for later reading, or share them via social networks or email.

The new version of Flipboard for Android tablets is available for download for free from the Google Play store

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