Facebook looks to be working on a mobile news reader. The details have yet to be fully revealed, however the app is currently known as Facebook Reader and while it may share a similar name -- this app doesn't have anything to do with the upcoming shutdown of Google Reader. According to details coming from a recent WSJ report, the Facebook Reader app is said to have been in development for more than a year at this point.
beginning of May. As of today however, it looks like that feature has been expanded a bit. A newly updated Flipboard app has arrived in the Play Store and it has brought a focus on collaboration.
earlier in the day, Flipboard v2.0 has come available for Android users. As such, we spent some hands-on time checkout out the new features. The key feature with this update was the magazine functionality and as a result that will be the first thing mentioned upon launch after updating. The Flipboard app, for those who missed the earlier post, will now allow you to create personalized magazines.
Flipboard 2.0 was announced back at the end of March and to the disappointment of Android users, it was initially available only for iOS users. Android users were further teased at the end of April when Flipboard shared details about how well they were doing since the 2.0 app update. At that time they were talking about the record growth, however they did offer a bit of teasing for Android users saying Flipboard 2.0 would be available "very soon."
Flipboard 2.0 was detailed back towards the end of March. At that time we were given a good look at what can be expected with this release and Android users were once again left waiting. In that respect, this is nothing all that new or surprising. After all, this was how Flipboard was originally released -- first for iOS and then later for Android.
Flipboard has just received a nice new update full of features and bug fixes. Initially launching on the Galaxy S III as an exclusive app, Flipboard has become an extremely popular news app for Android thanks to the simple and beautiful user interface. They added tablet support in December, and now we have a few new neat features worth pointing out.
Flipboard for Android has come a long way since it originally launched as a Galaxy S3 exclusive. Except despite the app moving past that exclusivity period and into the Google Play Store, there was one bit that remained missing -- support for Android tablets. But on that note, it looks like that support has arrived.