Flipboard Available for Android With Google+ and YouTube

By Mikael Ricknäs, 22-Jun-2012

There are also new localized editions of the news aggregation app for Germany, Italy, South Korea, the Netherlands and Spain

Flipboard is now available for Android. The app, which aggregates content in a magazine-like format, also integrates content from Google+ and YouTube, a Flipboard blog post said.

The application can be downloaded from Google's Play store, Amazon's app store for the Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook App Store.

In the U.S., Flipboard will come pre-installed on Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone when purchased from carriers including AT&T. 

The integration of Google's social network allows users to see all the activity in their Circles in the application's magazine format. They can also "+1" any post from within the app (Google's version of Facebook's "like" button), or tap the status update to share, comment and reply, according to Flipboard.

Users are also able to flip through their YouTube subscriptions, uploads and favorites, or view feeds like Most Viewed, Trending Videos and Top Favorites, Flipboard wrote.

To further expand its distribution, Flipboard is now available in five new localized editions for Germany, Italy, Korea, Netherlands and Spain. The interface has been translated and there are reading recommendations chosen by local editors, according to Flipboard.

Flipboard has already been customized for Japan, France, China and English-speaking countries including the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia. 

The company will continue to invest in localization, it said, without detailing what countries are up next.

The company will publish additional tips on using Flipboard with Google+ and YouTube on its blog in the coming days, it said.

Source: IDG News Service

LATEST NEWS

  • Americas are just 2 Weeks away from Running out of IPv4 Addresses

    John Curran, CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), told attendees at the Campus Technology conference in Boston Wednesday that the IP address authority's pool of IPv4 addresses has dwindled to about 90,000 and will be exhausted in about two weeks.

  • IBM Aims New IoT Community Site at Developers

    Hoping to rally the worldwide development community around the Internet of Things and drive business to its cloud services as well, IBM has launched a community space for programmers to write software to connect remote devices to back-end cloud systems.

  • Apple Releases the Third Public Beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

    Beta testers: to the App Store! Apple released an update to the El Capitan public beta today, the third version. If three is your lucky number, we've got instructions on how to sign up for the beta program, and a how-to on filing feedback when you encounter bugs. Once you're enrolled, the new beta version is available in the Updates tab of the Mac App Store.

  • Symantec: Well-heeled Hacking group Black Vine behind Anthem Breach

    A group has been singled out as the attacker behind the recently disclosed hack against Anthem, believed to be the largest waged against a health care company.

More news »