Sony has announced that it is making available to all Android devices its “Socialife News” app. The app which was previously only available to Xperia smartphones and tablets as well as Vaio computers is now available for free at the Google Play store and requires a device running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and above.
The Socialife News app is a news aggregator app which helps users easily keep track of their social media feeds. The app has been downloaded more than 13 million times and aggregates several news feeds as well as Facebook posts, Twitter, and YouTube videos in one app with a clean user interface designed for easy viewing.
Users can easily bookmark their favorite Facebook and Twitter posts as well as news articles. Those who have multiple devices can access their bookmarks and news lists from a cloud based service.
Some of the Socialife news partners include Fox News, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, NPR, AOL, Huffington Post, Mashable, The Verge, SB Nation, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Design Milk, Artists Facebook Wall (Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Usher, etc.), Oatmeal, Gawker, Design Milk, Perez Hilton, Euro Gamer, O’Reilly Media, Fashionfreax, FilmDrunk, Thrillist Media, Polyvore, Etsy, Townsquare Media, Business Insider, StarCrush, ComicsAlliance, Boombox, Saveur, Worldcrunch, Mail Online, Evening Standard, Metro, Maximum PC, sofeminine.co.uk, Deutsche Welle, Zdnet, Spiegel, Focus, Le Figaro, aufeminin.com, Sport24, Evene, EL PAEL PAocus, Le Figaroeuronews, L’Internaute, Journal du Net, gofeminin.de, kicker online, alfemminile.com, Linkiesta, Il Post and IT Espresso.
This year the app will be having official content from the FIFA World Cup. This is because Sony is an official sponsor of the event. Those who have the app installed in their devices will be getting the latest FIFA official news, photos of players and other information of the FIFA World Cup on the app.
Version 4.0.26 of the app has just recently been released which resolves some of the previous issues of the app that made it crash when running on certain devices, most notable the Xperia SP.
If you are looking for an app that can aggregate all news sources then you might want to check out the Socialife News app of Sony. Also, if you are looking for the latest 2014 FIFA World Cup updates then you might want to download this app.