Flipboard announced today that it has updated its Android app to deliver an experience that is optimized for tablets.
“Now anyone with a Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1, GALAXY Tab series, Nexus 10 or other seven-inch or larger tablet that runs Android, can download Flipboard for free on the Google Play Store,” the company says. “Additionally, current Samsung tablet or Note 10.1 users will be able to enjoy Flipboard via an upcoming software update from Samsung.”
“With the new devices that Samsung, Amazon, Google and others have brought to market in the recent months, there’s a fast growing Android market,” said Eric Alexander , Head of International Development at Flipboard. “As more people buy Android tablets for themselves or others over the holidays, we wanted to make sure Flipboard is part of their tablet experience.”
Flipboard launched for Android earlier this year, and it has slowly been getting improvements since. In August, it got some improved navigational features, easier access to Google Reader feeds, in-app hints, and new shopping cart features. In October, Flipboard launched an update to its Android app, enabling smartphones to take advantage of its audio category.
The tablet optimization should not only make the app more appealing to users of these devices, it could very well make the actual devices more appealing to people, as Flipboard has become a very popular app for reading news.