Microsoft has recently released its native e-mail client Outlook for Android devices. Though, the tech giant had announced its Outlook app for iOS along with a preview version for Android in January, it took Microsoft almost three months to finally roll out the app. After updating Outlook for Android 17 times, the app is now available for download.
One can download the Outlook app from the Google Play store. The application will run on devices with Android 4.1 or greater versions operating systems. Besides working with Microsoft Exchange Server and Office 365’s Exchange Online service, it will also works on the Outlook.com service, Gmail, iCloud and Yahoo Mail services.
Outlook has announced in its blog that the Android version has been enhanced for better performance and stability along with localization, accessibility, and other finishes in order to be at par with the iOS version of the app.
The new Outlook app has a clean, polished look. In order to give its users a consistent experience across operating systems and devices, it comes with updated icons and simplified fonts. The application also has familiar Android design principles like the Navigation Drawer containing the tools and settings in the App Overflow menu. A user can sync mail from email providers that support IMAP, like AOL.com and Comcast.net.
Other updates include an option of Directory search and a three-day view in Calendar which includes support for zero-length meetings. Users can use swipe gestures to easily navigate within the app and also customize these gestures for specific actions.