Update 2: Flipboard has informed us that they are working with Microsoft for a 512 MB-optimized version of the app.

Update: Users can now download the Flipboard app. It is still not available for 512 MB phones although it does have some 'flip-like' animations.

The long awaited Flipboard online news reading app for Windows Phone that's been in development for over a year and had a false start a few days ago, may finally and officially be available for download in the Windows Phone Store sometime today.

Originally, the app became available but it was later pulled from the Store due to it being a 'placeholder' version and not the official one.

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore used his Twitter feed to make the announcement, but it looks like the app is still not available for some users. Hopefully that will be fixed later today. In any case, the Flipboard app is something that has been promised for a long time so we would hope that this announcement means it is close to release. We will update you when and if the app really becomes available.

Not much is clear in regards to this updated version of the Flipboard app. We still do not know if it actually 'flips' or if it has 512 MB support. We will update accordingly.

If you want, you can use the download link below, which has the Flipboard app last updated today. However, we are still getting a 'not available for your device' error message, so this could take a few hours before it really gets out there. In other words, don't shoot the messenger if you cannot download it right now ;)

Source: Joe Belfiore on Twitter

512MB RAM devices not supported

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