Yahoo! Launches New Android App With Summly Integration


Yahoo! is today rolling out the latest version of its Android app, which boasts an all-new design and Summly integration, a week after it made its debut on iOS. The update comes just over a month after Yahoo! acquired Summly for $30 million from British teenager Nick D’Aloisio.

The new app is currently only available to users in the United States — just like the iOS version — but we expect it to be made available internationally in the coming weeks. In addition to a whole new look, users can look forward to “Summaries by Yahoo!” — a new feature that lets you read news summaries as opposed to full stories.

Yahoo! doesn’t actually mention Summly, but this is where the technology is at work, as previous Summly users will know. It’s quite impressive that we’re already seeing the technology integrated into Yahoo!’s new app just a month after the service was acquired.

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Other features include the ability to share news stories via email, or on Facebook and Twitter; a revamped web search experience; quick links to other Yahoo! apps, and the ability to filter news topics that you’re most interested in.

The Yahoo! app is completely free, and it’s available to download now from Google Play. Just remember that the latest version is only available in the U.S. for the time being.