July 11, 2013 11:52am
During Nokia’s Lumia 1020 announcement today, CEO Stephen Elop said that popular iOS and Android apps Flipboard and Path will come to Windows Phone 8 this year. Flipboard previously said it would be coming Windows 8, and considering the increasingly close relationship between Windows 8 and WP8 development, it makes sense that the company would further the partnership with Microsoft.
Flipboard is a beautiful magazine-style news reader and feed consolidator, bringing curated content along with Twitter, Facebook and RSS support, to an interface users can browse like a magazine. Flipboard recently introduced magazine creation for consumers as well.
Path is a popular but small social network focused on connecting users to their closest 150 people. Unlike Facebook or Twitter, Path focuses on core relationships, those you’d physically see or speak to on a daily basis. While the company has been criticized for privacy invasion, spammy marketing techniques and unethical revenue strategies, it is steadily growing into a major player in the social networking space.
No word on when these products are coming to Windows Phone, but we should see them in the coming months alongside the previously-announced Hipstamatic app.
Update: According to a Nokia press release, Vine, the popular six-second video sharing app, will be coming to Windows Phone 8 at some point this year, too.