Flipboard is finally ready for prime time on Android

by Brad Spirrison

Flipboard, the pioneering social magazine that debuted on the iPad in 2010 and made its way to the iPhone late last year, is finally available as a ready-for-prime-time application on Android devices.

After weeks of availability in beta mode (and believed to be a Samsung Galaxy S III exclusive), Flipboard early this A.M. became available to download in the Google Play store. It was worth the wait.

For the uninitiated, Flipboard curates and customizes news to individual users based on their social graphs (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and personal interests. We knew an official arrival to Android was imminent early this week when Flipboard incorporated a Google+ feed.

Immediately, incumbent social news readers on Android including Pulse, News360 and Google Currents will face serious competition. To many, not having Flipboard available on Android was reason alone to avoid the platform. That is no longer the case.

Check it out for yourself and you’ll see what everyone is raving about.

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