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Flipboard Beta Released for Android, Download It Now

Ready to get your Flipboard on? One of the most popular iOS readers has made its way to Android in beta form this afternoon. Some of you may have been running the version that was pulled from the Galaxy SIII a few weeks ago, but this is the official beta version for most phones. The Flipboard has talked about doing this test on Android for some time, as they hope to make the experience as seamless and beautiful as it is on iOS. Let’s see if they accomplished that goal. 

Download:  Flipboard-1.8.4.apk

Install as you would any other non-Play store app. Once it finishes downloading, tap on it to install.

Be sure to provide them feedback at [email protected] so that they can constantly improve the app. If you didn’t sign up to test the app, be sure to do so here.

  • VinMessina

    Is there supposed to be a widget with the beta version? I can’t seem to find it (Android 4.0)

  • Typical Google minion says:

    I hate this application before knowing anything about it or trying it because it was released on ios before android, therefore I will note that there is already applications in the superior play store that already do exactly what this does, only better.

    • how about you try it first? It very fluid and pretty

      • JB

        I think he was being sarcastic. Sounds like an iOS troll probably working his way through a migraine from having to squint at his tiny little screen.

  • Google Currents still does it for me, any major differences between the two?

    • It’s the UI and the looks and feel. I use both but Flipboard is a bit better IMHO. No harm given it a try if you have not done so.

  • Mark

    Using this on the rezound ICS leak. Seems to address some of the graphical glitches i had when flipping pages with the sIII version.

  • ChuckDz3

    I have a hard time replacing Pulse. It does everything for me as a news reader app should.

  • Get a message on start up that my device (Droid X2) does not meet minimum requirements…force closes after trying to use. Uninstalling.

  • WilliamKu

    does this thing do offline reading? it looks cool but offline reading is what i need. been using google currents for that, even though ppl seem to hate it.

  • Lactose_the_Intolerant

    Anyone tried it out on a Xoom yet? The previous release worked well but the font size was HUGE…

    • In the settings you can change the font size.

      • Lactose_the_Intolerant

        Looked for ‘Settings’ via the menu key and totally did not see the little gear menu… /sigh.

  • 来看你的博客,支持。。

  • Rodys Gonzalez

    I’ve been using for a month now;.. One of my favorite apps now!;.. Very intuitive;.. fun at times!;.. its got it all.. 🙂

  • paulmike3

    Epic fail on my Transformer Prime. Opens, flickers, closes.

    • Aardvark99

      But an “Epic” success of the beta program.

  • marcus russell

    Sorry for the typos moving to fast

  • marcus russell

    Is this vesion any diffrent then the onr posted a few weeks ago

    • Yeah I have the one leaked a few weeks ago it is version 0.7.17. I don’t know whats the difference tho

      • I’ve used Flipboard in these few weeks more than any other app I’ve used in 4 months on my GNex since I got it in Feb. It’s slick, addictive and useful.

        To answer “Is this version any different” – The menu options are moved around a bit, ‘refreshing’ animation is changed, and I’m not sure if cache size control was there in leaked version. And saw update button upon installing this one. But not seeing it now. So, update button will show up when there’s an update?

        Overall, I’m feeling this version is little slower than the leaked version. 🙁

  • Droid4LifeDawg

    I’m not having any issue with the one I have, so I think I’ll skip this beta.

    • GN727

      I didn’t either. I just in stalled this .APK and now all it does is hang. Deleted it and reinstalled the original file an it does the same thing … FML .. Ugh!

      • GN727

        EDIT: Got it working. Had to uninstall the version that was ripped from the SGSIII. Now all is working in this beta release. Has some better option too! Looks good!

        • Droid4LifeDawg

          What are some of the better options?

      • rals

        Same exact issue here as well. I should of left it as before.

        • GN727

          Just uninstall Flipboard, download the bet .APK and reinstall. All should be well. The app has some nice new features that improve usability of search and customization. There is also now an option to set how often the widget updates it information.

          • You don’t have to uninstall leaked one. Just Force stop, delete cache and data. Install/overwrite the new apk. Then launch the app. You’ll have to login into it again. That’s it.

  • Q

    what does this app do?

    • News aggregator, as well as social. Its basically a beefed up pretty RSS reader.

      • Liquidretro

        Can you add rss feeds too it or sync with Google RSS?

        • Yes, you can add and sync with all your subscriptions on Google Reader

      • EvanTheGamer

        Better than Pulse?

  • EC8CH

    Sure it looks cool and all Hipster, but I find readers like Pulse or Taptu much more usefull as I can see an overview of a lot more without having to flip through everything.

    Screens > 3.5″ FTW!

    • paulmike3

      FTW until you actually install and it crashes nonstop (like on my Transformer Prime). Then it’s FTL.

  • EC8CH

    thought this was supposed to be an exclusive to the GSIII?