Social magazine Flipboard is expanding to the Android platform. On Friday, it was confirmed that the iOS mainstay is, indeed, coming to Android phones worldwide – not to mention NOOK and Amazon’s increasingly popular Kindle Fire here in the U.S.
Flipboard, as you are likely aware, lets people stay on top of the latest news around the Web, while flipping through updates from friends on social networks and reading stories from other publications they dig.
For the first time Flipboard is available to the hundreds of millions of Android users as a free download in Google Play.
For people in the United States, Flipboard will come pre-installed on the new Samsung Galaxy SIII via leading U.S. carriers.
In addition to expanding reach to more phones, Flipboard has also begun serving up content and updates from both Google+ and YouTube.
“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. “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.”
Tagged at the end of Flipboard’s announcement today is news that the social magazine is also releasing fully localized editions of Flipboard for Germany, Korea, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands. Flipboard is already customized for Japan, France, China and English-speaking countries including the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.