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Zinio Offers Tegra Optimized Magazines on Honeycomb Tablets

Zinio actually launched their Android app almost three weeks ago, but we’re just now finding out that it has been Tegra-optimized to give you a buttery smooth experience while thumbing through the latest edition of Cosmo or Bazaar.  In the video we’ve attached below, you can see just how much of a difference it makes when these application developers work closely with chipset manufacturers; the results are what we should demand to see from everyone.

And for those that don’t know, Zinio is a big time digital magazine publisher – they might even be the biggest.  You’ll find titles in this new app like ESPN the Mag, Maxim, Rolling Stone, and Road & Track just to name a few.  Apparently you can have 3 free magazines today, just for downloading, installing and signing up for account with them.  Probably worth a look if $6 digital mags are up your alley.    

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  • Lube104

    so you can just pull it out and buy time with something you enjoy….in the line at the grocery store, that sounds nice ;D

  • Alex W.

    So I downloaded it.  Set up an account and started searching. 

    If I enjoyed these magazines this would be great, but the ones I particularly enjoy and always pick up a copy of prior to travel are not here.

    I find tech magazines are incredibly hit or miss.  Obviously if I read DL, AC, I expect Android over Apple Bias, but if I read something like PC Magazine I like to read objectivity (which I don’t see from them).  I didn’t see any tech magazine’s that I enjoyed, but I also saw some that I haven’t seen.

    The selection needs to be bigger before I consider this a “great” app, but it’s a good start.  Some adult magazines would be nice for those company travel weeks ;-).

  • Anonymous

    … thanks to zinio for a OS independent magazine subscriptions. Still using 3.0.1 and if i go page one to page two i still have a txt render second, if i go back from page two to page one i don’t have this, so why no pre cache the next page? so i can go from page one to page two without and back with this render second, but maybe this is a 3.0.1 issue

  • Stelv81

    So Dual Core allows you to read and view magazines better…way to use the processor to it’s optimum.

  • I’ve been using this app for awhile, using the european apk on my old Galaxy Tab. I was surprised to see an actual market version when I got  my Acer A500. The honeycomb version was pretty buggy at first, but has gotten better. The individual magazines are often like 5 bucks each, but usually for 10 or 12 bucks you can get a entire years subscription. Plus I have gotten 20 bucks worth of free credit from Zinio for doing surveys.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    $6 digital mags
    bwww ha ha… no thanks

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  • Anonymous

    been using the app for awhile now. hoping there’s an update between last I used it and this posting, rendering text on it was crap, blurry, and largely unreadable. checking it now.

    I take that back, looks like the new update as of 6/22 largely fixed the text rendering issue. good thing, I missed my zinio.

    fwit: the prior version came stock with my Transformer I think. Might have been a beta.

  •  Is High Times available?

    • FortitudineVincimus

      no, but Play Girl is

      •  Ohhhh, I see what you did there.  Because PlayGirl features men, that must mean I’m gay.  How clever of you!     /s

        • Markopolo1022

          Im gay. . I don’t mind seen play girl!!

  • T Hall

    Hmmm.. My guess is no Wired magazine yet available…. 

    • Stelv81

      Wired has a hard on for the ipad these days