The Galaxy Expands for Next Issue on Samsung’s Mobile Tablets

Posted on Jul 1 2011 - 9:20am by Mike Wewerka

Big news for you Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners, Samsung has been chosen by Next Issue Media, the company created by the top 5 magazine publishers in the U.S., Conde Nast, Hearts, Meredith, News Corp. and Time Inc., to be the partner for the collaboration Next Issue which will bring some of the countries leading magazine’s in a digital format to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (wifi).

Next Issue, did have a preview release which was only on the Galaxy Tab 7″ from Verizon and the wifi version. But now the premier of the new app will be on the 10.1 version of the Galaxy Tab and will bring magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens, Card and Driver, Glamour, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair and Wired. Basically, the Next Issue app will become a store front for all of these great magazine for users to peruse and purchase and even sign up for subscriptions, all from the app itself.

“We’re thrilled with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab best-in-class devices and look forward to continuing to expand our offerings,” said Morgan Guenther, CEO of Next Issue Media. “In addition, we’re adding more world-class titles to our preview release as a key step in our mobile tablet go-to-market plan.”

The company also announced that it remains on track for the Q4 release of its fully featured, cross-platform marketplace of interactive magazine content, including search, discovery and reading capabilities unique to Next Issue and not otherwise available on tablet or e-reader devices.

Below is the official press release:

NEW YORK and SILICON VALLEY, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Next Issue Media, the company formed by five leading U.S. publishers – Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp., and Time Inc. – today announced the latest development for their preview edition of Next Issue, the best way to experience interactive digital editions of the world’s most popular titles for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi version.

Better Homes & GardensCar and DriverGlamourSPORTS ILLUSTRATEDVanity Fair and Wired are among the new titles that will be made available through Next Issue throughout the summer. The preview release, previously only available to customers on the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab from Verizon Wireless and Samsung’s Wi-Fi version, will soon be available on the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 Wi-Fi version.  This release also marks the preview launch of a Next Issue application which integrates these titles into a single storefront, allowing for easy browsing and purchasing of subscription plans and access to special pricing for existing print subscribers.

The company also announced that it remains on track for the Q4 release of its fully featured, cross-platform marketplace of interactive magazine content, including search, discovery and reading capabilities unique to Next Issue and not otherwise available on tablet or e-reader devices.

“We’re thrilled with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab best-in-class devices and look forward to continuing to expand our offerings,” said Morgan Guenther, CEO of Next Issue Media. “In addition, we’re adding more world-class titles to our preview release as a key step in our mobile tablet go-to-market plan.”

“We’re excited to have Next Issue Media bring their service to our latest Samsung Galaxy Tab devices as we believe customers are eager to consume quality, branded content,” said Dr. Ho Soo Lee, Executive Vice President and the head of Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics. “I believe the service will help to broaden our users’ experience.”

About Next Issue Media

Next Issue Media, the company behind Next Issue, is a joint venture formed by five leading U.S.-based publishers –Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp., and Time Inc. The company was formed to develop, market and deliver interactive, digital editions of the world’s most popular magazines and newspapers optimized for the digital device of your choice. You can find more information on Next Issue at www.nextissue.com.