Flipboard from Galaxy S III leaks - working on various devices

The Galaxy S III may be scheduled for release as early as May 29th in Europe and whilst it boasts a few interesting exclusive applications, an XDA user by the name of "Valcho" was able to rip the Flipboard news application and share it with the rest of the world prior to the Galaxy S III release date.

Flipboard combines the most popular news posts in categories which the user selects on the first use of the application. Flipboard is even able to find news from Facebook and Twitter and incorporates relevant posts into the respective feeds. The ripped application does work on other devices and we can confirm that the application isn’t tied to the Samsung Touchwiz framework. We have tried this on everything from a Nexus S, HTC One X and a Galaxy S II running CyanogenMod 9 (pictured below).

Flipboard can be found on the XDA Developers Forum where the thread owner states that he or her will most-likely try and rip more applications such as S-voice at a later date should he get a hold of the Galaxy S III again.

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Works on my international Galaxy Note, but it does suck down a lot of data...wi-fi when I use it cause I'm still on the old unlimited data plan.

Been using this and Zite for iPhone for ages, good application. To the guy above me, I've never knew it used that many resources, but I don't notice any slow downs, just close it off when you're not using it

I tried it on my SGS2... it works great but a few issues

1. it is a data whore.. about 20mb in a few minutes downloading the pictures - there doesnt seem to be any way to turn this off
2. it took me a good 10 mins to work out how to add new accounts
3. there doesnt appear to be any way to clear the cache so it just keeps consuming space - clear data in android wipes the settings too
4. There is no way to mark flipped RSS articles as read

It really just suffers from customisation options

Drossel said,
Feedly is much, much better than any other RSS reader out there.

I do like feedly quite a lot. I just quite like the presentation of Flipboard - it's half an half for me .

Edited by Zeikku, May 9 2012, 7:22pm :

Running OK on my Galaxy S... A little sluggish, but then again everything is! Looking forward to an upgrade this summer.

S_Herbie said,
Running OK on my Galaxy S... A little sluggish, but then again everything is! Looking forward to an upgrade this summer.
Really, runs perfect on my HTC EVO 3D. Wonder what the issue is.

The Laughing Man said,
Really, runs perfect on my HTC EVO 3D. Wonder what the issue is.

Not sure - Facebook app has always been slow, I did think that it might be down to the number of apps I have installed / running but a wipe & clean install didn't seem to make a difference.

Nazmus Shakib Khandaker said,
What's what flipboard gets fro not choosing to develop for Android.

What exactly do they get? It's free on iOS to begin with.

.Neo said,

What exactly do they get? It's free on iOS to begin with.

users!! and in turn revenue for users subscribing to the news feed from premium publishers

still1 said,

users!! and in turn revenue for users subscribing to the news feed from premium publishers

I don't think that's what he meant...

floopydoodle said,

If you can't see the Live Tile similarity you're in denial.

No offense, but as a desktop publisher I used a grid of square photos with text on top in whatever corner countless times long before Microsoft introduced Metro. So did fellow colleges and many others. Talk about being in denial...