Android App Ratings & Reviews

Flipboard App updated to Improve UI and Performance

by On August 12, 2012


After an exclusive launch in June of this year on the then newly released Samsung Galaxy S 3 mobile handset, the social reader app Flipboard then went on to achieve a welcome and successful general release across the Android platform through Google Play. The app has become a popular addition to the Android market and the app developer has just released an update to Flipboard to improve the news reader even further. Flipboard was originally a groundbreaking magazine styled news reading app on the iPhone and iPad and proved popular enough to be spawned into an equally ground breaking and popular Android application. Flipboard integrates news reading from sources such as the BBC and USA Today, magazine reading from sources including National Geographic and Oprah and social media reading, allowing feeds from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to be aggregated into the app on your Android phone, all within one application. The app can now be upgraded to version 1.9.6. This particular update offers ‘tweaks’ to the original user interface (UI) and an apparent boost in the general performance of the application. New features include a newly added shopping cart (in the Gilt Taste section), better navigation with a drop down menu system which works within section headers, interactive hints to help users navigate through their use of the app are now included and the use of Google Reader feeds and folders has been improved to make access easier for the user. Again, Flipboard have improved on the performance of the app with this update and also promise that bug fixes have been handled successfully too. If you haven’t tried Flipboard yet, this exciting app is available to download from Google Play for Android and is a free download. This latest update to the Android version of the application is also available to current Flipboard users to download to their devices now.

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