Zinio Bringing More Magazines To Android 3.0 Tablets

Is tablet publishing really the future for publishers? It's still pretty early to say for sure, but there's no question that it's having an impact. Zinio is a major player when it comes to distribution, and now they'll be making it easier for end-users to get digital mags on Android. The company this week announced that their delivery app was now available for Android 3.0 tablets, with "thousands" of magazines being available on the handful of Honeycomb tablets scattered across the market today.

At launch, more than 20,000 magazines will be available through Zinio on Android devices spanning select 2.2, 2.3 and all 3.0 Honeycomb versions, including Motorola Xoom, LG Optimus Pad, Acer Iconia Tab a500, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, etc. All Android users who download Zinio before June 15 will automatically be given – for free – 24 of the latest issues of top magazines across all major genres, including Cosmopolitan, ESPN The Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Men's Fitness, O, The Oprah Magazine and Us Weekly.

Unlike digital magazine options that require a different app for every title, or that are only available on one operating system, Zinio users get to keep all of their current and archived issues in one application, across multiple devices. Not a bad proposition, and given that the app itself is free, why not give it a taste?
Via:  PR Newswire
Tags:  Android, E-reader, zinio
omegadraco 3 years ago

Magazines on the tablets are really nice. They cost less for the publisher to make and are better for the environment. Though I must admit I will miss the smell of a freshly printed magazine/book.

LBowen 3 years ago

Thanks for the head's up, I have been looking around for recommended apps for my phone and so far I just have Angry Birds. Hope my phone supports this app.

rrplay 3 years ago

Having the magazines on the tablets is really great .It is most convenient to be able to access them from one app across multiple devices . definitely convenient and very environmentally friendly.

Drake_McNasty 3 years ago

Why did you guys -1 this^?

I agree it's super convenient and magazines look amazing on tablets. @acarzt I bet they've updated their app since your fiance has tried it on her galaxy tab. Was it running 2.2? The app might run more smoothly on a 3.0 device.

acarzt 3 years ago

lol... my guess is someone accidentally clicked it when trying to click reply... like I almost did..

Anyway she is running 2.2 and she's been using the Zinio app for quite a while now and just stopped using it a couple of weeks ago. We have complained to them and asked for support but we never get responses. It's just never wanted to work for us.

acarzt 3 years ago

My fiance was running Zinio on her galaxy tab for a while. It was terrible. When you open the magazine you were greated with a black screen and had to zoom in slightly for the picture to appear. Then you had to zoom all the way back out to turn the page. On top of that, it locks up and crashes frequently.

Now that B&N has updated their Nook app to include magazine, she uses that and is so much happier.

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