Yahoo Launches Its New Android App

    April 30, 2013
    Chris Crum

Last week, Yahoo announced its new iPhone app, taking advantage of Summly, the personalized news technology it recently acquired. Today, the company announced the app’s Android counterpart.

The app features summarized stories with rich images, personalized stories, visual search, and a share button for sharing stories to social media.

New Yahoo Android app

“The new Yahoo! app for Android delivers the best of the web with a virtually endless stream of personalized stories,” says Yahoo Senior Director, Mobile and Emerging Products, Fernando Delgado. “It’s designed for those moments when you need short news summaries to help find what you’re looking for, or when you have more time to enjoy them.”

Users will see the visual stream of stories by default, but can switch to classic view by clicking the top left icon with three bars, selecting “All Stories,” and tapping “Visual”.

“Your news stream will display short summaries and immersive imagery associated with each story,” says Delgado. “Once you’ve picked a story to read, you can continue to the bottom of the article to pull up the next one.

You can scroll to the bottom of each story, and checkmark the topics you ant more of (or “x” out of them).

The app is available in the Google Play store.