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Flipboard Android Tablet Version Debuts

Flipboard now runs on Android tablets, including the high-resolution Nexus 10.

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Flipboard Thursday released a new version of its Android application. The revised app now works on Android tablets, which previously weren't properly supported. Flipboard is a socially-connected, magazine-style application that can be used to consume web content.

Flipboard first came to Android devices with the Samsung Galaxy S III in June. The app was offered to all Android smartphones several months later. Though the smartphone app functions on small tablets, such as the Nexus 7, it was not optimized for displaying content on larger screens until now.

Flipboard says it works on all Android tablets with screens seven inches or larger. This includes the Samsung-made Nexus 10, as well as other Samsung tablets such as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1. Have an 8.9-inch Motorola Xyboard? Don't worry, it will run just fine on that device, too.

For those already using Flipboard on devices with 7-inch displays (Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook and Nexus 7), the app supports both "smartphone" and "tablet" modes and can be set to either one. Devices that have larger displays can show more sections as a time, and the app will take advantage of the larger screens when opening stories and other 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," said Eric Alexander, head of international development at Flipboard. "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 to Apple's iPad and iPhone.

The application allows tablet and smartphone users to customize how they view and interact with Facebook and Twitter updates, web sites, pictures, videos and all manner of web-based content. It pulls the content together and assembles it into a digital magazine. Users then flip through the pages of the digital magazine and consume content as they go. The app makes it easy to bookmark stories for later reading, or share them via email and social networks.

You can download the Android version here and the iOS version here

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12/24/2012 | 5:51:56 AM
re: Flipboard Android Tablet Version Debuts
This is one of my favorite applications on my phone. It makes reading news fun and it is creative. I cant wait to install the new one onto my tablets so that I can have as much fun on a big screen as do on one a fifth of the size. Smart move by Flipboard.

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12/20/2012 | 4:55:40 PM
re: Flipboard Android Tablet Version Debuts
One of my favorite apps and it definitely gets better the more screen real estate you have.
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