No Flipboard for Android today, but soon

Flipboard, arguably the king of the news reader apps for iOS, did not make its debut on the Android platform today, as rumors had previously suggested.

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After much speculation that Flipboard was finally making its way to Android, app geeks were disappointed today, as the highly anticipated news reader did not debut at Samsung Mobile's London press event .

Rumblings in the industry suggested that Samsung Mobile would make the big announcement shortly after showing off its forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S III device, but those rumblings proved false as the show closed with nary a peep about preloaded app partners.

However, our colleagues at CNET UK and CNET Asia did get a glimpse of Flipboard for Android preinstalled on their S III demo units, so it certainly looks like its release is imminent. We haven't yet received official confirmation that it will, in fact, ship with Samsung's flagship Android device this summer.

As reported by Engadget, Flipboard reps say the Android app will be available for "select phones in the coming months." Also, CNET noticed that around 11 a.m. today, Flipboard made public a mailing list sign-up page for anyone who wants to stay updated on its release. There's currently a link to the page on Flipboard.com.

Editors' note: This post was updated May 3, 2012, at 2:28 p.m. PT to add Engadget's report and link to the Flipboard for Android mailing list page.
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Jaymar Cabebe covers mobile apps and Windows software for CNET. While he may be a former host of the Android Atlas Weekly podcast, he doesn't hate iOS or Mac. Jaymar has worked in online media since 2007.

 

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