Flipboard, which was launched in July 2010 exclusively for Apple’s iPad, now comes to Android, Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes & Nobles’ Nook tablets. After years of exclusively giving their services to Apple, Flipboard, a social-network aggregation, magazine format app, spreads its wings to other operating systems.
Flipboard is hoping that this would expand their reach internationally, since Android users in the regions of China and Southeast Asia are abundant. This would hopefully increase the users of Flipboard abroad, which currently stands at 40% of all Flipboard.
Evan Doll, who used to work for Apple and worked for the iOS told The New York Times, “They would love for us to be iOS exclusive from now until the end of time. But we’re trying to reach as big an audience as we can.”
Flipboard has vastly improved their services since 2010. It used to focus mainly on print and photo content by user’s social networks. Now, it has added more genres and content directly coming from media sources.
One of the latest additions to Flipboard is Google+ and YouTube. These two are now integrated better in the app.
Will Flipboard be embraced by Android users worldwide? We’ll soon see if the gamble paid off.
Android users, what do you think?
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