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Flipboard lands on Android tablets

Already popular on the Android smartphones, the news-reading app heads for the operating system's tablets.

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News-reading app Flipboard, already popular among Android smartphones users, is now available on the operating system's tablets.

Flipboard said the app, which will now work on tablets like Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1, GALAXY Tab series and Nexus 10, was "a top request from Flipboard readers around the world."

Eric Alexander, head of International Development at Flipboard, said Flipboard is recognizing Android's growing prominence. Although, iOS still dominates the tablet market, the purchase of Android tablets is on the rise.

"With the new devices that Samsung, Amazon and others have brought to market in the recent months, we see the adoption of Android tablets growing quickly," Alexander said in a statement. "As more people buy Android tablets for themselves or others over the holidays, we wanted to make sure Flipboard is part of their tablet experience and deliver on a top request from our readers."

The company said users can expect page layouts made for the wider screens of Android tablets. This means larger story excerpts and more favorite story titles, according to Flipboard. The company has been working with Samsung for the last year to make sure the app performs on device-maker's tablets.

Flipboard has been around for iOS users for a couple of years now and was made available for Android smartphones, Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets and Barnes and Noble's Nook line this June. The company celebrated the app's second anniversary in August, revealing that it had 20 million users.

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