Sony Corp. announced that is has opened up its Socialife News reader app, previously limited to its Xperia Android smartphones/tablets and VAIO PCs, to other Android smartphones, compatible with Android 4.1 or higher, free of charge.
The app agregates a variety of news as well as Facebook posts, Twitters and YouTube videos into a single layout. It allows users to add, through an in-app "Add feeds" function, content sources offered by affiliated news partners covering areas such as general news, entertainment, sports and IT. In addition, users can also register blog posts and RSS news content found on the Internet.
Also, users can bookmark favorite Facebook and Twitter posts and news articles, and the ones with multiple handsets can use any of them to access the same list and bookmarks, through a cloud-based service. Even more, at the request of users, a widget was introduced in November 2013, which can be an exclusive widget showing particular content of choice.
This year, Socialife News will have the official content of the FIFA World Cup, Sony being an official sponsor. Thus, users will be able to read FIFA official news, photos of players and other information of the FIFA World Cup through Socialife News.