Earlier this summer, Zinio released its reader app for a small handful of Android tablets, bringing more than 20,000 full-format magazine titles to the Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and a half dozen other slates. Now, the app is available for all current Android 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread devices, including tablets and smartphones. At launch, you'll have access to a dozen free current issues, including ESPN The Magazine, Maxim, and Robb Report. You'll be back to paying full rates after downloading those 12 single issues, however, so prepare for a bit of sticker shock when you're ready to hit the subscription page.
Android Users Can Now Access the World's Largest Selection of Magazines and New Users Get 12 Free Issues Upon Sign-Up
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15, 2011 – Zinio (www.zinio.com), the world's largest universal newsstand, announced today that it is now available on all current Android devices. Following an announcement 30 days ago of Zinio for Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet devices, now Android 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread tablet and smartphone users can also download Zinio for free from Google's Android Market. All Android users may now immediately explore, read, interact with and enjoy free articles, buy single issues and subscribe to the magazines that matter to them.
With tens of thousands of immediate downloads upon launch in June, Zinio experienced strong demand amongst Android 3.0 tablet users immediately after its release last month. With the expansion to Froyo and Gingerbread devices, Zinio is celebrating its universal access to all Android smartphones and other tablets by giving new Android users 12 free current issues to popular magazine titles through August 15th, 2011, including: Bike Magazine, BlackBook, ESPN The Magazine, House Beautiful, Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine, Maxim, Outdoor Photographer, Redbook, Robb Report, Seattle Met, SURFER Magazine and Wine Enthusiast.
Also, as an exclusive benefit to T-Mobile subscribers, new users of Zinio's Android service will be able to select an additional 5 free titles from T-Mobile's "Freemium" offering in the USA, located inside the library of the Zinio Android app.
Now all Android users can enjoy the largest collection of magazines with Zinio: over a hundred thousand issues from 1,000 major consumer magazines publishers globally – from Hearst to The Economist to Grupo Mondadori to Dwell Media –with global shops in 33 languages and selling in 20 different currencies. Zinio for Google's Android Market includes issues with enhanced capabilities and features that continue to make Zinio the world's favorite newsstand, including interactive features and rich media right inside the pages of your favorite magazines like audio, video and information graphics.
"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," said Rich Maggiotto, Zinio President & CEO. "Extending deeper into the Android ecosystem on a global scale continues to help move us in this direction."
Zinio continues to enable its readership to discover more content, read what they like, wherever, whenever they desire on a growing number of devices. Zinio is the only solution for users who want to enjoy their library of magazines and stories online or offline. They can store their entire library of content across their favorite devices, including all PCs, Macs, Linux, iOS, Android, Win7 (beta) and WebOS enabled devices, with a RIM app to launch imminently.
Zinio is where the world reads, explores, and interacts with the largest selection of magazines across today's most popular devices. News may break elsewhere, but stories "live" on Zinio. No other platform provides global access to more than 4,500 magazine titles covering every major genre, industry, specialty and hobby. Zinio users download millions of magazine issues a month in 33 languages and 20 currencies – from almost every major global publisher. The company is focused on creating an intuitive and effortless digital experience that transforms how we read, from passive to active, from solo to social. Zinio users can easily search for what they are personally passionate about, share with friends, save and curate content, shop for products and store all of their favorite magazines. With Zinio, more people interact deeper, more frequently with added use occasions, topical engagement and more overall utility.
Founded in 2001 and privately held, Zinio is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, London, Paris, Barcelona and Taipei. For more information, please visit www.zinio.com, or follow us on Twitter at @Zinio.