AOL unveils new mobile portal, Android apps


AOL is unveiling a new smartphone portal,, that takes the best of AOL and optimizes it for any mobile device. In addition, the company is launching the AOL app for Android, giving users a way to access dozens of AOL’s most popular properties, and the DailyFinance app for Android. AOL’s renewed focus on mobile apps and content comes on the heels of the arrival of David Temkin, the company’s new Vice President of Mobile.

AOL’s smartphone portal works on any mobile browser and is designed to make it as convenient as possible for users to access their favorite AOL content on any mobile device. For smartphones supporting HTML5, including iPhone and Android devices, the portal provides a touch-driven interface that allows users to scroll through articles and content; location-based services that deliver relevant and local weather, movie, traffic and other updates; an application directory to find favorite mobile apps as well as support for video content.

The company has also released two new free apps for Android-based devices. The AOL app provides a way to read content from some of AOL’s most popular sites like PopEater, Engadget and FanHouse. Users can also access sites such as MapQuest and AOL Mail as well as hit the AOL app list to find links to all available AOL apps for Android.