Microsoft launches Outlook Lite for low-powered Android phones – TechCrunch

Microsoft launches Outlook Lite for low-powered Android phones – TechCrunch

Microsoft has launched its light-weight Outlook Lite Android app, which is appropriate for low-end Android gadgets and areas with knowledge connectivity points. The app has a obtain dimension of lower than 5MB in comparison with greater than 80MB (relying on the system) for the common model.

The app is presently accessible in choose international locations together with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela. Microsoft mentioned it is going to take into account including extra international locations to the record sooner or later. The corporate added this app to its Workplace 365 roadmap in June, so this launch hints towards a broader launch.

Customers can entry emails, calendars, and contacts for, Hotmail, Stay, MSN, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Alternate On-line accounts.

The agency claims that the Outlook Lite app is appropriate to run on gadgets with lower than 1GB RAM, and 2G or 3G community connectivity. It mentioned that the app can be optimized to devour much less battery.

“With Outlook Lite, our aim is to make Outlook extra accessible to customers who’re on light-weight cellular gadgets the world over empowering them to attain extra,” the corporate mentioned in a weblog submit.

Microsoft joins a plethora of light-weight apps designed by different firms meant for low-powered Android gadgets together with Fb Lite, Instagram Lite, TikTok Lite, Spotify Lite, and Pinterest Lite.

Microsoft is additionally testing a brand new Outlook app for Home windows with a brand new design and collaborative options.