The folks at Flipboard have issued a nice upgrade to their Android app in the Google Play Store that a lot of tablet owners will be happy to see. The user interface has been better optimized for devices with screen sizes of 7 inches or more.
Folks with 7 inch devices have already been enjoying the experience as the app was simply a blown up version of the phone offering, but those on 10 inch devices will be especially happy to hear this news. The user interface is quite familiar if you’ve already used Flipboard in the past so don’t expect a hugely foreign experience here.
The new UI features four pages of tiles for each “page” so you can take in more of your stories with less work and time. It wouldn’t make sense to feed the user one story per page unless there’s a lot of multimedia to be had so this is quite the welcome change indeed. The changelog doesn’t tip us off to many more meaningful changes, but there are bound to be some general performance enhancements and bug fixes littered throughout the new edition of the source code.
If you’ve got 4.9MB of bandwidth and the time to hit “Install” in the Google Play Store then be sure to make no delay in upgrading. And if you haven’t tried Flipboard out yet be sure to give it a real shot as it has proven to be a very blissful news-reading experience (whether you want your friends’ meaningless status updates scattered throughout or not).
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