Flipboard for Windows Phone 8.1 is released in error [Updated]

Update: So that Flipboard app in the Windows Phone Store? Apparently it's not the official release and instead was an early, incomplete build. That's what the Flipboard team is saying on Twitter. So hold off any final judgments until Flipboard officially releases for Windows Phone. Just keep in mind, it was announced 441 days ago... Source: [@FlipboardCM]

This morning, the official Flipboard app for Window Phone has gone live in the Store. Previously caught as a private beta, users can now download the popular news magazine app to their Window Phone 8.1 device. Unfortunately, those with 512 MB devices cannot yet get the app due to lack of support.

No official announcement has yet been made to our knowledge.

Flipboard arrived on Windows 8.1 late last year, but it has taken nine months to arrive on its Phone counterpart. The delay is likely due to the company waiting for enough users to be on Windows Phone 8.1, as the app is not compatible with phones running the 8.0 operating system. Following yesterday's OS update for the Preview program, and it now makes sense to release the app to a wider audience.

We will have more Flipboard coming soon, for now, you can follow the link below to grab it for your device.

Thanks, Rohan P., for the tip!

QR; flipboard

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.