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Yahoo boosts Android app with Summly integration

Yahoo has unveiled a revamped Android app that incorporates its purchase of news app Summly.

Like Summly, the new Android app is designed to serve up quick, short summaries of news stories and deliver them in a user-friendly way.

"At Yahoo, we want to be sure that all our products are available to you regardless of platform," Fernando Delgado, senior director of mobile and emerging product, wrote in a blog post. "The new Yahoo app for Android delivers the best of the Web with a virtually endless stream of personalized stories."

The new app includes summarised news stories for on-the-go moments, a personalised news feed with preferences that can carry over to your other mobile devices or the computer, enhanced search functionalities, and the ability to share news with friends via Android apps that support sharing, like Facebook, Twitter, and email.

Yahoo gave its iOS app a similar boost last week.

Summly was created by London teenager Nick D'Alosio, who was just 15 when he built the app in 2011.

Yahoo purchased Summly in March for a reported $30 million (£19.3m). D'Alosio, 17, is now part of the Yahoo team (and a multi-millionaire).

The Yahoo app for Android is available for free on Google Play.