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Sony “Socialife News” App Now Available To All Android Devices

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.

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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.

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  1. Right. That does make it different, but is it enough to draw people in? I can’t see people switching from their old methods of reading the news if this isn’t something revolutionary. Many of us are creatures of habit. 😉

  2. I think BlinkFeed looks better than this, according to the screenshots I saw. Can I install BlinkFeed on a non-HTC device? Is there an apk file that I can download? Or some other method to get it on a non-HTC phone?

  3. I think only the addition of social network integration (Twitter and Facebook) is what makes this app different than most other news aggregating apps. Usually its always news. But this will be similar to HTC’s BlinkFeed, as you mentioned, and Samsung’s My Magazine.

  4. Have you tried Play Newsstand? That’s one of the apps I love for news aggregation. That’s become my only go to app for news these days. Google has done a great job with it when compared to the Reader and the Current apps. I’m glad that the company came out with this app.

  5. Definitely agree with you on that one. Having a centralized app for that makes everything much easier.

  6. Interesting. It looks like it has a lot of potential, but let’s hope it doesn’t end up like BlinkFeed or the many other news aggregators. The big problem with these is that there are so many apps that do the same thing–aggregate news. What’s so different about this app that will make it stand out and people actually want to use it?

  7. Very interesting. I have to admit that I hate going from website to website to get all the news. I also love that my Twitter and Facebook account will be all in one app (along with the news websites that I view daily).

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