Flipboard for Android updated with improved navigation and in-app hints

Flipboard for Android has already gone through several iterations since it first appeared on the Samsung Galaxy S III (Galaxy S3) back in May. This morning, Flipboard users are waking up to another update for the popular digital magazine app. The new version 1.9.6 of Flipboard includes improved navigation, in the form of dropdown menus when you tap on the name of the sections you're currently viewing.

In addition, there are some improvements to the way Google Reader feeds are handled, and in-app hints that highlight useful features you may not be aware of (similar to what you get when starting the ICS or Jelly Bean home screen launcher for the first time). The update also includes new shopping cart features for those using Guilt Taste through Flipboard.

And unsurprisingly, the official changelog also notes some "performance improvements and bug fixes," which are always welcome. If you're using Flipboard head to the Google Play Store app to update to version 1.9.6. If you've yet to give it a try, check out the Google Play link earlier in this post.

Alex Dobie
Executive Editor

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

  • Boring! We need tablet layout!! No joking, every update is a nice addition but hey, it's 2012... show us some love :) Don't y'all agree that this would be sweet on our Android tablets? http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/04/21/042511-flipboard-screen.png :)
  • I agree...I love this app on my GSIII but it would be amazing on my Asus Infinity! We need a HD tablet version!!!
  • I definitely agree. When I scrolled down and saw there was a Flipboard update I immediately thought, "Oh, must have finally made it available for tablets." But, noooooo. Seems to me this is just the type of app that would shine on a bigger screen like my ASUS TF300.
  • You are not kidding, it looks like crap in tablet form. BUT there are so many better programs on the Android platform - we don't really need them to try, just go away - back to the ios platform where people are easily impressed.
  • Tablet version please!
  • Do you have any particular suggestions for better apps to use?
  • Odd... I received an update last night, and there was yet another update waiting this morning. I noticed last night that the navigation options had appeared, but I've yet to play around with the latest update yet.