Microsoft Free Email App for Android Released on Google Play

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Microsoft Free Email App for Android Released on Google Play

Microsoft did no harm to its reputation when it launched as successor to Hotmail. Buoyed by the sudden popularity and acclaim received on the app, now Microsoft has launched the same for Android users too.

Around 25 million users are already using this application world-wide. The key thing to note is that Microsoft has released the Android version even before they launched the app for Windows 8 OS.

This shows that Microsoft is getting ready to take on Gmail on Google’s home base itself, the Android devices. There are reports that Microsoft is planning to release this app’s version for Windows 8 and iOS too in the near future.

Key features of app include:

  • Access to mails right from the Push notifications itself

  • Ability to send and receive photos as attachments with the mails

  • Sync with other MS apps like Calendar

  • Create standard and custom folders

  • Truncate messages to header section only
However, experts believe that there are many practical limitations for Microsoft to replace Gmail in Android devices. One reason is the use of Gmail sign in credential for signing to Android device too. There are many popular apps like YouTube and Google+ which uses the gmail sign in credentials.

This could discourage users from moving away from Gmail to the new flashy email application from Microsoft. Hence it seems that Microsoft will have a tough time in ensuring success for its app among the Android community.

Users can download this app for Android from Google Play Store for free. This app would work in Android devices running on OS version 2.1 to 2.3.3. and from version 4.0 to 4.1. 

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