Flipboard Launches for Android Phones
Flipboard today significantly expanded the availability of its magazine-like digital reader. The application is now available to all Android smartphones, as well as the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook. In addition to the new device compatibility, Flipboard added integration with Google+ and YouTube. FlipBoard lets users pull in the content they want from various sources and then flip through the content as though reading a magazine. The articles and other content displayed in the app can then be expanded and shared with others via Facebook, Twitter, email, and so on. FlipBoard a free download from the Google Play Store.
Google Refreshes Play Newsstand with Material Design
Google today released a new version of Google Play Newsstand, its magazine and news reading app, for Android devices. Google fine-tuned the experience so magazine articles are easier to read within Newsstand.
YouTube Adds VR Video Content for Google Cardboard
YouTube today kicked off widespread support for virtual reality video content in the Android YouTube app. Android handset owners can find VR content in YouTube and watch it through the Google Cardboard viewer.
Amazon Prime Reading Lets Prime Subscribers Read for Free
Amazon today announced Prime Reading, a new benefit for subscribers of Amazon Prime that provides a selection of free books, magazines, and comics each month. Amazon says Prime Reading includes access to more than one thousand popular books, the latest magazines, and exclusive short content all presented within the Kindle app.
Google Shows Off YouTube VR App for Daydream
Google today announced YouTube VR, a version of YouTube dedicated to virtual reality. It will be among the first apps to support Daydream, Google's new VR platform for Android devices.
Facebook Debuts App Dedicated to Notifications
Facebook today announced Notify, an app meant to help deliver timely notifications about news, happenings, and goings-on directly to mobile devices. The app lets people follow what it calls "stations" across a broad range of categories, including sports, weather, trailers, news, and so on.
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