A while back we brought you news that Flipboard, the social news reader app, was coming to Android as a short-term Galaxy S3 exclusive. The app was quickly hacked out of Samsung’s flagship, but now it’s arrived on the Play Store officially. The problem? It’s not for tablets. Still, there are other options…
The newspaper is dying out, and it’s apps like Flipboard that are holding the axe. The app takes info from selected, curated media feeds, as well as your social media accounts, and presents them as a beautiful virtual magazine. It’s just arrived officially on Android, but only for mobiles.
This is a shame, as the iPad version of Flipboard is a right joy to flick around. Still, if you’re after something for Android that better suits your big screen Android tab, look no further than these gems:
Feedly tunes into your Google Reader, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Read it Later and Instapaper accounts, but goes further by offering you curated content from a selection of categories, be it Apple, Android, Cooking, Photography or Design. It’s also available as a top notch Chrome app.
Download: Get Feedly here
Google’s own attempt at making online content pretty is an impressive one. Google Currents takes content from Forbes, The Guardian, TechCrunch and more, and spins them all into glorious virtual magazines.
Like Feedly, you can also tune into the top five currently trending stories from categories such as world, entertainment, sports and science. Failing that, you can add your Google Reader subscriptions, and Currents will spruce them up for you.
Download: Get Google Currents here
Another brilliantly-designed, slick app, this. Pulse News takes all your chosen feeds and completely fills the screen with them, letting you see a big chunk of what’s going on in a glance. Read them in a clean, simple view or save for offline reading later on. Job’s a good’un.
Download: Get Pulse News here
Not in need of fancy pants magazine-style layouts and flashy pics? If your news needs are more straightforward or urgent, Google Reader’s for you. It takes all your feeds and dumps them on your tablet in a no-nonsense list. It ain’t pretty, but it gets the job done.
Download: Get Google Reader here