Sony Corp. has opened up its “Socialife News” reader app, previously limited to its Xperia Android smartphones / tablets and VAIO PCs, to other Android smartphones free of charge.
The app allows its users to add, through an in-app “Add feeds” function, a host of content sources offered by affiliated news partners covering various areas, including general news, entertainment, sports and IT.
In addition, users can also register blog posts and RSS news content found on the Internet.
The app also comes with a function for bookmarking favorite Facebook and Twitter posts and news articles.
Users of multiple handsets can use any of them to access a cloud-based service for referring to the same news list and bookmarks registered.
In 2014, Socialife News will have the official content of the FIFA World Cup for which Sony is an official sponsor. Users can read FIFA official news, photos of players and other information of the FIFA World Cup through Socialife News.
Sony will further enhance its proprietary technology to offer a whole new news-reading experience, says the company.