can't highlight text in Android app

The Android app interacts weirdly with the normal gestures for highlighting text (to copy).

Long-pressing on the text initially highlights some text. Then you need to drag the ‘handles’ up/down/left/right to make the selection be what you want. But in the Newsblur app, it tries to scroll the story up/down or swipe to previous/next stories… which makes it basically impossible to do your text selection.

I like to quote a bit from some stories when sharing them, so this is difficult to do with the Android app.

Using 3.7.1 with Android 4.3 on Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9305).

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Text highlighting works as expected on the Nexus 4 running Android 4.4. But it could be related to the specific Android version or device.

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FWIW it seems to work as expected here.
3.7.1 version on Cyanogenmod 11-nightly (Android 4.4.4).