Flipboard for Android… now for everybody!
Since Flipboard popped up from behind the curtains, RSS apps haven’t been the same. iPad and iPhone users were completely devoted to this free app, while Android owners found out in Samsung Galaxy S III presentation that they will have Flipboardsoon… after a short period of exclusivity for the owners of the new and shiny Samsung Galaxy S III.
But the wait was not too long: last week, an XDA developer posted on the forum that he has extracted the .apk and he shared the file with all users. So now you can download the file and try it on your own Android device. Obviously, you will not find Flipboard on Google Play as that is a leaked version.
Also, as Flipboard for Samsung Galaxy S III has not been released yet, you must consider that this is not a final version and that you could encounter minor bugs and issues that still need some polish.
We have tested this unofficial Flipboard app in a Samsung tablet. It works pretty well and we did not find any major errors to report. Flipboard for Android is practically the same application as Flipboard for iPad or iPhone. Do not fool yourself: this is not a “it’s the perfect app” statement, as by saying that we find Flipboard for Android practically the same app as Flipboard for iPad or iPhone, we are saying that we missed the same features that we noticed in Flipboard for iPad.
Among all Flipboard virtues (magazine style, stunning presentation of images and headlines; nice integration of our profiles on social networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, Instagram, Tumblr, Google Reader… in the same application; attractive navigation; “read later” feature integrated with this kind of application of your preference,…) stand some flaws that make us think that it is not as good RSS reader as expected. But we don’t want to extend more about it here.
You can find all that appreciations in this Flipboard for Android review.
Anyway, is in your hands to decide if Flipboard deserves its fame!