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Pinterest to launch Android app at Google I/O this week?

Social corkboard Pinterest may be hitting the Google Play store soon, according to reports.

Pinterest is expected to make an appearance at this week's Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, sparking rumours that the company is readying an Android app.

Ausdroid reported that the Google I/O app listed Pinterest as an Android-related exhibitor for the two day expo. In a screen shot nabbed by Ausdroid, the Pinterest description says it is "now available for Android," which is not yet the case.

In a statement, Pinterest said it is "excited about the Android platform and are working hard on building a great app. However, we don't have plans to announce anything at I/O."

Google did not immediately responded to requests for comment.

For months, Pinterest has been advising users that an Android app is on its way, but since February has offered no timeline for launch.

"We're working on a dedicated Android app," the Pinterest website says. "We know lots of folks are eager to see one, so when we feel we're in the final stages of its development, we'll be sure to share more information."

For now, Android smartphone users are relegated to Pinterest's mobile site. The Google Play store offers iterations of the social network, including Pin My Photo, Gallery+ for Pinterest, Pinterfetch, and Photo Uploader for Pinterest. But still no official application.

Apple iOS users can download the free Pinterest app in the iTunes Store.

Earlier this year, Pinterest users were the victims of spam, scams, and fake Android apps. The bogus apps displayed ads on mobile users' devices, and may have gained access to users' browser history, bookmarks and location.

Pinterest worked to improve its anti-spam technology after complaints, blocking links to keep users from accidentally visiting the scam sites.