Zinio, the popular magazine reader application for mobile devices, is now available to all Android users running OS version 2.2+. Previously only compatible with Honeycomb-outfitted tablets, Zinio at last gives the rest of the Android community access to its enormous library of full-color digital magazines.
If you haven't heard of Zinio, it takes magazines off the shelves and puts them into your mobile device, letting you buy single issues of or subscriptions to some of your favorite titles. Issues are available either in full color or in text-only mode, and some even include interactive rich media features. Unless you're a print magazine purist, it's a much more convenient way to do your reading on the go.
"Our goal is to give every magazine lover worldwide, regardless of platform, an immersive and seamless way to connect to and engage with their favorite stories--creating a comprehensive and compelling newsstand that is controlled by the individual and customized to their interests," Zinio President and CEO Rich Maggiotto said in a statement. "Extending deeper into the Android ecosystem on a global scale continues to help move us in this direction."
In our experience, the app works well, and its full-color magazines look gorgeous. So, with no fewer than 12 free issues on offer, now just might be a good time to take this digital newsstand for a spin.
Zinio is available now for free download in the Android Market.