Android Apps

Flipboard debuts in Google Play, adds Google+ and YouTube integration, localization for 5 new countries

June 22, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka

Lifestyle, Social


Flipboard is now available on Android – not just in beta form like we saw before, but as an official app that most folks with an Android 2.2 or higher device can access.

Though it was originally thought that Flipboard would launch as a Galaxy S III exclusive, that was a meaningless restriction when the APK was leaked. Flipboard has chosen to open to other devices as the GS III launches in the U.S., and the app is now available in Google Play, the Amazon Appstore, and the Barnes & Noble Nook App Store.

Expanding on its pedigree as a stylish news and social feed reader, Flipboard has also added support for Google+ and YouTube. Users can now link their G+ account see content posted by their circles in magazine format, add +1 or comment, and share content to Google+ as well. Google+ Product Manager Bradley Horotwitz hinted that this would just a few days ago, and the app is now live in Google Play. Flipboard added more social services with an integrated view of YouTube. The app now includes a user’s video subscriptions, uploads, and favorites, and it also can view the top trending and favorites videos from YouTube.

Android 2.2 or higher is required to use Flipboard. Language localization has been added for Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Korea, and Spain, as well as curated content for those countries.

[Download from Google Play]