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Flipboard launches official Android tablet app

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Digitial magazine service Flipboard has finally landed on a variety of Android-based tablets today.

Flipboard allows you to aggregate news into specific categories and sorts articles based on their popularity among your Facebook friends and people you follow on Twitter. The user interface is designed to mimic the pages in a printed magazine, but until now users were only able to access a scaled-up version of the smartphone Flipboard app

The new version of the app, which is available today in the Google Play store, is optimized for larger screen, such as those available on the Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tabs, and Google’s flagship tablet the Nexus 10.

Even tablets with a 7-inch screen (Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, Nook, etc.) will get the new UI when users upgrade the current app. (Of course, if you prefer the smaller screen orientation, there is a setting that lets you switch back.)