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This article was published on July 1, 2015

Yahoo’s Aviate Launcher for Android now streams contextual info to your home screen based on your activities

Yahoo’s Aviate Launcher for Android now streams contextual info to your home screen based on your activities
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Yahoo has updated its Aviate launcher for Android phones with Smart Stream, a Google Now-like feature that brings information to help you get through your day, right to your home screen. It’s available to users in the US running Android 4.1 or newer.

Depending on the time of day or your activities, Smart Stream will show you relevant information and apps that might be useful to you.

Aviate GIF

 

For example, if you’re walking around town at lunchtime, Aviate will show you a list of restaurants nearby. You’ll also see transit information when you’re on the move. If there’s a sporting event going on, it will bring you live scores from the game. And if you plug in your headphones, the launcher will surface music apps for you to tune into.

Aviate Smart Stream

While Yahoo says the update is only available to users in the US, it appears that the latest version is available in India as well.

The company says it doesn’t yet have plans to bring Aviate to tablets at this time.

Yahoo Aviate Launcher [Android]

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