Flipboard Now Has An Official Android Tablet App

A tablet version for the popular magazine style app Flipboard has just been released this Tuesday which you can now download over at Google Play. The app which displays feeds from your social networks as well as from popular content sources first appeared in the Android scene via the Samsung Galaxy S3.

While the original app worked well with smartphones or tablets with small screens it had a problem displaying content properly on devices with larger screens. A lot of people requested for this issue to be resolved which is why the company released a version optimized for tablet viewing.

The company announced that the new app will support tablets of all sizes which includes the Galaxy Tab 10.1,Galaxy Note 10.1, Nexus 10 and 8.9 inch Motorola Xyboard to name a few. Those who own devices with 7 inch displays such as the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire will also be getting the new UI once they upgrade their app. They can however revert back to the small screen orientation if they wish to do so by going through the settings.

Eric Alexander, head of International Development at Flipboard, said that “With the new devices that Samsung, Amazon and others have brought to market in the recent months, we see the adoption of Android tablets growing quickly. 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 and deliver on a top request from our readers.”

This isn’t the first time that Flipboard has worked on large screens as it has originally been available on the iPad since 2010. It is just now that the company has fixed the large screen viewing on the Android platform.

If you own a tablet and want an app to aggregate all your news sources then you might want to check this out over at Google Play. You will be able to get it for free.


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