Flipboard For Android Officially Released

Flipboard for Android has officially been released, hitting the Play Store after several weeks of leaky exclusivity on Samsung's Galaxy S III. The socially-enabled news reader app pulls in content from RSS, Facebook and Twitter, and – thanks to a deal announced this week – adds Google+ to that list. Meanwhile, an update for iPhone and iPad brings Google+ sync to iOS too.

Samsung had originally inked a deal with Flipboard's developers to make the app an exclusive to the Korean company's new flagship. That didn't stop Android owners, though, who quickly sourced the APK  and circulated it to those without a Galaxy S III.

Now it's officially available to all, though currently optimized for smartphones rather than tablets. Flipboard does have a version for the iPad, but it's unclear whether the company believes the Android tablet market is sufficiently broad to make developing a tab-friendly interface for it.

Flipboard for Android is a free download for the Play Store. You can find out more in our review of the earlier Flipboard for Android beta.