Jun 22 AT 8:11 AM Anthony Domanico 12 Comments

Flipboard drops beta tag, adds Google+ and YouTube support


Flipboard for Android was previously available as a public beta, but has now ditched the beta tag and released onto the Google Play Store. In light of it’s full release, Flipboard for Android has added new features, most notably support for Google+ and YouTube, meaning you can get those feeds directly in your Flipboard stream in addition to the customary Facebook, Twitter, RSS, and other feeds.

As we’d expect, the final release allows you to share stories with all your installed services, and also adds localized editions for Germany, Korea, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands. This brings the total number of localized editions to 12, as Flipboard had previously supported the United States, UK, Canada, China, Japan, France and Australia. Also added is the option to go full screen, ditching the menu bar in favor of added screen real estate.

Flipboard is one application that’s always installed on my phone, and I highly recommend you give it a download as well. Flipboard is now available for free on the Google Play Store, and you can easily download using the app bar below. Let us know what you think of Flipboard in the comments.


Via: Engadget

Source: Google Play

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  • YellowDucati

    Google recommends keeping the beta tag for at least a few years.

  • Briareos

    Looks great on my Razr Maxx, but no Transformer support? WTF?

  • Chad

    Just in time for Google I/O next week and to showcase on the Nexus 7 tablet.

  • halo0

    Hmm I’m not sure I like this app. Seems like too much of a waste of screen real estate for FB and twitter posts. Maybe it makes sense on a tiny-screened iPhone, but I’d rather see 4 or 6 items per page at a time on my Galaxy Nexus. Having to flip for every individual post means it’s going to take forever to get through a feed.

    • http://facebook.com/jestertx2001 Jesse Moreno

      I’ve never used Flipboard but you make a good point. I’d get tired of that real quick.

  • jpb

    Looks great. My one gripe is why did I have to login twice for Google+ and YouTube (and Google Reader). They should ask the user once if they want to bring in all their “Google” sources.

  • Dustin Earley

    If nothing else, Flipboard is great for viewing Tumblr and Instagram.

  • duffguy123

    I actually did not like it…as halo0 mentioned, it does take forever to get through a feed. I can’t do twitter + facebook + google+ in addition to instagram & other things. I have tweetdeck to view all of twitter & facebook feed together and this wouldn’t be enough to take me away from that.

    Neat idea though…if they could give an option to see the pics in the feed automatically (like how it is now) or to see no pics but approx. 5 posts per page…the latter would be better for me.

  • Brian Campbell

    Is anyone else having problems logging into the Facebook feed???

    • duffguy123

      When I installed the app & tried to log-in to my facebook, it did initially but when I went to accept the Flipboard permissions it said log-in failed. I then tried it again and it was successful.

      I would try a few more times (if you haven’t done so already) or just leave a review so the developer can respond :)

  • http://a1.blogspot.com EwanRGR

    Was surprised I can load it on my phones, but no tablet support. I can push it onto a Dell Streak 7 so I guess they are just really wanting to stick with the Portrait orientation or are not yet implementing it with “panes”.

    Bigger gripe is that if you use the “share” options with Twitter it doesn’t shorten the URL in many cases, and so the default message is over the 140 char limitation.

    Hopefully both of these will be addressed soon.

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