We’re excited to announce a major upgrade for our Outlook.com app for Android devices that overhauls the entire user interface and provides a number of new features. You can get the latest app here.
We believe that the best mobile experience is enabled through Exchange ActiveSync–which provides a rich, powerful, network-optimized experience for Windows Phone, iOS and other mobile devices. However, native support for Exchange ActiveSync on Android devices varies significantly and so we build a separate app to ensure as many people as possible can have a great Outlook.com experience across all their devices.
As you’ve heard us talk about previously, the overall response to Outlook.com has been very positive. However, our Android app has been behind and so we’re excited to take this large step forward. Starting today, you can get the same great Outlook.com look and feel you’ve come to love on Windows 8 and the web on your Android device.
In addition to the great new look, we’ve added a number of other features including conversation threading, filters for unread and flagged mail, as well as the ability to mark messages as junk. We hope you like all the new changes. Get the update here and let us know what you think.
–Steve Kafka, Outlook.com Program Management
UPDATE May 23, 2013:
Based on your feedback since this release of the Outlook.com app for Android devices, we’ve made the following improvements that are now available in the Google Play store:
- Font size: we reduced the font size to fit better on the various sizes of Android devices, and to allow you to see more of your messages.
- Friendly name: your full name is now correctly displayed when you send an email, rather than just your email address.
- Sign-in: We’ve fixed the sign-in issue that people were experiencing on Android 2.2 or 2.3.