Today marks the release of Yahoo’s latest update to their Android app, integrating Yahoo’s newest $30 million dollar acquisition, Summly. Like its recently released iOS counterpart, Yahoo’s new app is only available Stateside, but that is expected to change in the coming weeks.
Designed by a British teenager, Summly’s purpose is simple but effective, taking news stories from around the web and condensing them into summaries for easier reading on small screens. While it is definitely a great selling point for Yahoo!, it is hardly the only feature. Also packed in the app is the ability to share news stories, filter topics of interest and a revamped search engine with improved integration with other Yahoo! apps. Finally, the interface was overhauled with the Holo design theme, resembling the recently revamped Yahoo! Mail app.
The Yahoo! app is available for free from Google Play for any device running Android 2.2 or higher. Hit the break for download links.