Microsoft launches Outlook for iOS and Android
Satya Nadella is taking bold steps to make Microsoft strive in this cut-throat competition. Within two months of acquiring email startup Acompli for $200 million, Microsoft released Outlook for iOS and Android. In fact, Julia White, general manager of Microsoft Office, tells says that the Acompli team has already been integrated into the Outlook team, and this launch is a direct result of that.
Outlook’s app does the same as it did for PCs. It will let you manage your work and personal email on your phone and tablet as efficiently as you do on your computer. The app also offers calendar features and attachment integration (with OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and iCloud), along with customizable swipes and actions so you can tailor it to how you specifically use email.
While the iOS version has been released officially, the Android version is still officially in preview and not officially supported yet. Reason being Android’s broad hardware ecosystem. Microsoft is trying to adapt to the way Android works. For the same reason, its Office app is in preview.
The new Outlook app also offers new features for mobile users, including a way to sort and filter important emails. It offers a “focused inbox which learns about you and gets even more tailored to your priorities,” the official blog said.
“Outlook app for Android and iOS is both the culmination of several years’ of work and the first step in a greater journey to bring a true Outlook email experience to every mobile platform.”– as mentioned in Microsoft’s blog.