How to get Flipboard on any Android device right now

Flipboard for Android may be exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S III for now, but that can't stop you from installing it on your device. Here's how.

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When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S III last week, one piece of the announcement was that Flipboard for Android would be exclusive to the device for a little bit after launch. But, thanks to an XDA Developer Forum member, the APK is out and available for download right now.

Installing the APK on your Android device is easy. Head on over to this XDA Forum post and download the APK. You can then either e-mail it to yourself, or add it to a Dropbox folder (or Google Drive, Box, etc.) to access it on your device. Once you have downloaded it to your device, tap on it and it will install.

If you run into any issues, make sure you have allowed the installation of apps from unknown sources located in Settings > Security on your device. As with any "leak," the app may not run properly on all devices, so be sure to let us know your experiences in the comments below.

For those unfamiliar with Flipboard, which up until now has been an iOS exclusive, make sure you read Rafe Needleman's thoughts on it. In short: this may be just another news reader, but it's the news reader you want on your device.

(Via: Netbook News)

About the author

Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and Fortune.com.

 

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