Flipboard Launches Android Version of Its Popular News Reading App

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Good news, Android users. Flipboard has officially made its reader app available in Google Play.

What is Flipboard? Ask someone with an iPhone — nearly 1 million of them downloaded the app after its first week of release, according to PCMag. The company describes the app as a “social magazine,” meaning it takes content from your social networks and Google Reader and presents it to you in an attractive, easy-to-read format.

It also allows you to save content for offline reading later with Instapaper, Readability or Pocket, perfect for a morning subway commute. Right now the free app is available in Google Play, the Amazon App Store for Kindle, and the Barnes & Noble Nook App Store. Buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S III will get the app pre-installed on their phones, which should look great on the giant 4.8-inch display.

Flipboard also announced that the app now connects to your Google+ account, and that browsing through your YouTube subscriptions will be “more like reading a magazine.” The company is also releasing its app in five new languages: German, Italian, Korean, Dutch and Spanish.

Flipboard was initially released for the iPad in 2010. Unfortunately, Android tablet owners will have to wait a little longer for the true Flipboard experience — the Android app is currently only optimized for smartphones.

MORE: Now Flipboard Does Audio, Too

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