Zinio digital magazine app hits Android phones & slates

May 31, 2011
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Digital magazine app Zinio has landed on Android, with versions for smartphones running Android 2.2/2.3 and tablets running Honeycomb. Well established on other smartphone and tablet platforms, Zinio offers titles like Men's Fitness, Esquire and ELLE through its on-device store, as well as digital subscriptions that can be read across multiple devices.

To encourage downloads, Zinio will be giving every Android user who grabs the app prior to June 15 a free copy of 24 different magazines. They include: AFAR, BlackBook, Cosmopolitan, ELLE DECOR, ELLE, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Food Network Magazine, Harpers Bazaar , Harvard Business Review, Home Theater, Juxtapoz, Marie Claire, Men's Fitness, Men's Journal, Motor Trend, O, The Oprah Magazine, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, Popular Mechanics, Road & Track, Robb Report, Rolling Stone, Seventeen and Us Weekly.

Zinio for Android is a free download from the Android Market.

Press Release:

ZINIO PUTS THOUSANDS OF MAGAZINE TITLES IN ANDROID MARKET FOR TABLET DEVICES

24 Top Magazines Given Free to All Android Users Who Download Zinio before June 15

SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2011 – Zinio, the world’s largest newsstand, announced today that its market-leading digital magazine experience is now available on Android 3.0 tablets. Thousands of magazines that satisfy every passion and hobby, from Road & Track and Rolling Stone to Robb Report, ELLE and BlackBook are now available to Android users on the Zinio app in Google’s Android Market. Whether they are at home on their PCs and Macs, or on the road with their Apple or Android tablets and select smartphones, magazine lovers get the most from their magazines with Zinio.

At launch, more than 20,000 magazines will be available through Zinio on Android devices spanning select 2.2, 2.3 and all 3.0 Honeycomb versions, including Motorola Xoom, LG Optimus Pad, Acer Iconia Tab a500, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and more. All Android users who download Zinio before June 15 will automatically be given – for free – 24 of the latest issues of top magazines across all major genres, including Cosmopolitan, ESPN The Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Men's Fitness, O, The Oprah Magazine and Us Weekly

Unlike digital magazine options that require a different app for every title, or that are only available on one operating system, Zinio users get to keep all of their current and archived issues in one application, across multiple devices.

“Zinio offers the greatest breadth for magazines today, both in terms of device and platform availability and sheer number of titles globally,” said Rich Maggiotto, Zinio president and CEO. “We continue to deliver new features and platform availability that allows our users to enjoy their favorite magazines in the most compelling way. In the coming month, we will also be adding other operating systems to the mix to allow Zinio users access to their magazines from all of their devices, as well as introducing new ways to explore and enjoy digital content,” continued Maggiotto.

Android users who download Zinio will also be able to explore the interactive features in Marie Claire and Seventeen at launch, with other interactive titles, including Harper's Bazaar, Harvard Business Review and Zinio’s sister company’s exclusively digital title VIVMag, available in the coming months. These titles leverage Zinio’s interactive capabilities to provide an enhanced reading experience including embedded video, dynamic ads, social connections and search.

Free Magazines upon Download, through June 15: AFAR, BlackBook, Cosmopolitan, ELLE DECOR, ELLE, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Food Network Magazine, Harpers Bazaar , Harvard Business Review, Home Theater, Juxtapoz, Marie Claire, Men's Fitness, Men's Journal, Motor Trend, O, The Oprah Magazine, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, Popular Mechanics, Road & Track, Robb Report, Rolling Stone, Seventeen and Us Weekly.

Android Device Availability:

• Android 3.0 Honeycomb Devices supported: Motorola Xoom, LG Optimus Pad, Acer Iconia Tab a500, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
• Android Preload Devices (Android 2.2, 2.3, 3.0): Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy S II, Dell Streak, Motorola Atrix, T-Mobile G2x, T-Mobile G-Slate

About Zinio

Zinio is where the world reads, interacts with and explores the largest selection of magazines across the most popular reading devices. No other platform provides global access to more than 4,200 magazine titles covering every major genre, industry, specialty and hobby. Zinio users currently download millions of magazine issues a month in 33 languages and 19 currencies – from every major global publisher. The company is focused on creating an intuitive and effortless reading experience that transforms how we read, from passive to active, from solo to social. With Zinio, readers can easily search for what they are passionate about, share with friends, save and curate content, shop for products and house and store all of their favorite magazines in their Zinio applications.


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  • http://twitter.com/thegovier Robert Govier

    So looks like its either downloadable from the market if you have a 3.x device, or it comes preloaded on compatible 2.2+ phones.

  • Someguy

    no go for moto atrix 4g or samsung tab wifi.

  • http://twitter.com/taymuur Taimur Shehzad

    I was waiting for the android app since a long time. even though the iPhone app was available since a long time but i dont like iPhone. I hate an HTC phone and now I can see my favorite magazines on my phone. Vanity Teen Magazine.