News-reading app Flipboard, now been updated to take advantage of Android tablets. Although it’s already popular among Android smartphones users, bringing it to the tablet community has been long overdue.
Flipboard said the app, which will now work on most if not all tablets, was “a top request from Flipboard readers around the world.”
Depending on where you are in the world you can have a home specific news reader but, for worldwide news there are still quite a few to choose from. Many users have installed other tablet ready newsreaders so they move to Flipboard?
Eric Alexander, head of International Development at Flipboard, said Flipboard is recognizing Android’s growing prominence. Although, iOS still dominates the tablet market, the purchase of Android tablets is on the rise.
“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,” Alexander said in a statement. “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.”
The company said users can expect page layouts made for the wider screens of Android tablets. This means larger story excerpts and more favourite story titles, according to Flipboard. The company has been working with Samsung for the last year to make sure the app performs on device-maker’s tablets.
Flipboard has been around for iOS users for a couple of years now and was made available for Android smartphones, Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets and Barnes and Noble’s Nook line this June. The company celebrated the app’s second anniversary in August, revealing that it had 20 million users.
Flipboard website here.