Flipboard Is Now Officially Available For Android – Expands To New Countries, Adds YouTube Functionality

Got room for one more news reader app on your homescreen? Good, because the insanely sought after Flipboard is now officially available for Android devices. Flipboard is essentially a stylized RSS reader that displays news items in a magazine-like view. Demand for the Android app is said to have been “astonishing” coming from Flipboard CEO Mike McCue, and availability has been expanded to allow our South Korean, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and German Android brothers to get in on the fun. YouTube functionality was also added allowing you to view your subs easily from within the app.

The launch comes after a month of beta testing the app for a variety of Android devices ranging from the Nook, to Kindle Fire and a variety of smartphones. Flipboard isn’t exactly anything new for those with the Samsung Galaxy S3. The app actually came pre-loaded on the S3 but this is the first time it’s officially available for the rest of us. Although there seems to be a slight hiccup at the time of writing, you will be able to find Flipboard in the Android app store of your choice, and downloading it wont cost you a single, red cent.

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  • Edward Smith

    Link was removed

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Give it time, they’re experiencing technical difficulties :p

  • Thomas

    Good one more bloatware app I won’t use when my S3 arrives

  • Barry Lance Leo

    The link is down. It would be great if someone uploads the apk.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      No need, it’s live now ;)

  • Barry Lance Leo

    It’s live now.

  • Tyger

    Great, another app not supported by my android phone, such is the pain i live with for wanting a android with solid full keyboard… oh well, enjoy it everyone else.

  • bob

    Google currents and Google news are the only 2 news and reader apps I need.

  • DavidB23

    Not bad. But I think I am already tiring of the flipping and may land back with Currents. I dont like the flipboard widgets because they overlay a big Flipboard logo that makes the content hard to see. The logo on the widgets needs to go for them to be useful.

  • Dudditz09

    Gave it a bash when it was stripped out of the S3, preferred currents. Will give it a bash again and see how it goes.

  • Pascal

    Google currents and Pure news is better for me.

  • NightAngel79

    No more news readers! :p

  • http://www.facebook.com/fahadrahman19 Fahad Rahman

    Does any one else find this app to be very meh… I just don’t see the appeal when you have something like reddit exists with a variety of reddit apps…

  • z0phi3l

    Wow sad how some here are starting to sound like iSheep, the more options the better, just because YOU don’t like doesn’t mean others will