Flipboard releases Android app, YouTube integration

Flipboard also adds more country-specific editions of its social reader in Europe, Asia

Technology trends and news by Krystal Peak
June 22, 2012
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Android users will now be able to access the very popular news reader Flipboard from their smartphones. The Flipboard app access is for all Android devices, including the Kindles and the Nook. This announcement comes after Flipboard released Google+ integration with its serves earlier this week. 

Today, Flipboard is also rolling out YouTube integration. That sure is a lot of Google love for one week.

It looks like Palo Alto startup, backed by investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer, Index Ventures and Insight Venture Partners, has been super busy lately. 

Roughly a month ago, Flipboard debuted an official Android best and limited preloaded app test with the Samsung Galaxy III and it looks like it was a thumbs up now that everyone can use the social reader.

There was a great deal of demand for Flipboard to get onto the Android system and the company saw more than half a million downloads during its beta phase. 

"People are amazed by all the things they can see on Flipboard, and often the most personal and interesting stories come from friends," said Mike McCue, CEO of Flipboard, in a statement. "Today we have over 2000 featured content partners from around the world and, now with the addition of Google+ and YouTube, we have all of the popular social networks for our readers to sit back and enjoy."

Also, by adding YouTube as an integrated partner, readers can watch videos from people they follow and channels they subscribe to, check-out the videos they've uploaded or browse videos they added to their "Favorite." YouTube users can also view, comment, like, share and subscribe to new people or channels right from Flipboard.

Flipboard is also releasing fully localized editions of Flipboard for Germany, Korea, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands. Flipboard is already localized in Japan, France, China and English-speaking countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.

Localized versions for more of Asia and Latin America are also on Flipboard's to accomplish list.

The company is also currently at work to create Pinterest integration. 


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