Aviate anticipatory launcher leaves beta for all

Yahoo has relaunched Aviate, the Android home screen replacement software that it acquired in January, adding in a number of new features.

The app also gets a slight name change to Yahoo Aviate for its reboot. Among its many new features are "favorite" which are supposed to automatically suggest a user's most popular contacts so they can quickly be contacted with a swipe of the screen.

Yahoo Aviate also offers user a one page look at a user's daily smartphone activitues such as their alarm clock, weather and news reports, their daily calendar and more.

According to Yahoo, the new Aviate is supposed to anticipate the needs of each of their users via "machine learning and predictive technologies". Some of those features have been added to the home screen thanks to the work of the Incredible Labs team that Yahoo bought in February.

There's no word yet when or if Yahoo Aviate will be coming to other platforms. At the moment, it's only for English language-based Android devices, and free from Google Play.

What do you think of this new update to Aviate and do you think Yahoo is making the most of this home screen replacement software?

Source: Yahoo