Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy S III revealed the pending arrival of Flipboard for Android, exclusively debuting on the flagship smartphone. That’s well enough and good if you plan on picking up a GS3, but it leaves the rest of us without a way to check out the app – in anything resembling an official manner, at least. While we’re still not quite to the point where Flipboard is easily available across the Android platform with just a visit to the Google Play market, interested users can get a head start with the app while simultaneously helping to work out the kinks, upon the announcement of the Flipboard beta for Android.
For the GS3, Flipboard was able to nail the polished, refined look it honed on iOS by building the app just for that phone, expecting things like its 720p resolution. Making it more widely available on Android means supporting a whole lot of additional hardware configurations, and the company wants to use this beta period to identify and correct any problem areas.
If our overview of Flipboard has managed to whet your appetite, you can drop your email to register your interest in joining the beta test group. The company is already sending out links to the beta Flipboard APK to users who have signed-up.