I know I don’t usually cover Android apps, but Flipboard is one of my favorite apps on iOS and one of the few apps that I longed to see on Android. That it happens during my Android 30 day challenge is just awesome, that or someone really loves me. The app made its own limited debut last week at Samsung’s Galaxy S III unveiling in London and was billed as exclusive to the Galaxy S III. Except, nothing is exclusive when the boys from XDA Developers get involved as the 2.32MB APK hit XDA this morning and should install on any Android device.
It’s a painless install, just head on over to XDA where XDA user Valcho has uploaded the .apk. If you’re using your smartphone, just hit the link and download the file straight to your browser and follow the prompt to install. Desktop users can email the file to their Dropbox accounts or load it up via usb cable. Whatever you have to do to get the file to the phone, just do it, this app is beautiful.
I have little doubt that once Flipboard for Android is “officially” available for Android , this will climb right up the Google Play charts, it’s just that awesome.