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


Microsoft launched its lightweight Outlook Lite Android App, which is suitable for low-end Android devices and regions with data connectivity issues. The app has a download size of less than 5MB, compared to over 80MB (depending on device) for the standard version.

The app is currently available in select countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan , Thailand, Turkey and Venezuela. Microsoft said it would consider adding more countries to the list in the future. The company has added this application to its Office 365 roadmap in Juneso this launch hints at a larger release.

Users can access email, calendars, and contacts from, Hotmail, Live, MSN, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Exchange Online accounts.

The company claims that the Outlook Lite application can be run on devices with less than 1GB of RAM and 2G or 3G network connectivity. He said the app is also optimized to consume less battery.

“With Outlook Lite, our goal is to make Outlook more accessible to users who use lightweight mobile devices around the world, empowering them to do more,” the company said in a blog post.

Microsoft joins a plethora of lightweight apps designed by other companies for low-powered Android devices, including Facebook Lite, Instagram Lite, TikTok Lite, Spotify Lite, and Pinterest Lite.

Microsoft is also testing a new Outlook app for Windows with a new design and collaborative features.


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