Android users jealous of Apple’s magazine apps can breathe a sigh of relief today, as Next Issue Media – a consortium of publishers, including Time Inc., News Corp. and Hearst – launches its first seven magazines for the mobile OS.
The magazines -Esquire, Fitness, Fortune, The New Yorker, Parents, Popular Mechanics and Time – will be available as single issues or subscriptions, with prices set by each publisher, although they’re currently only available to Galaxy owners who have wireless service through Verizon. The seven titles are being considered an “early preview” of what’s to come, as plans are currently to end the year with “at least” 40 titles being available from the Next Issue app, as well as the opportunity to bundle digital subscriptions with existing print subscriptions a la current Apple models.
The Next Issue app is available in Verizon’s “V Cast” app store.
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