Microsoft is working on a faster Android app called Outlook Lite, which will come later in July 2022. The news comes via an updated Microsoft 365 roadmap, which gives estimated release dates and descriptions for commercial features.
While this may be news for many, a ZDNet report reveals that the app has been available for some select users. So, this could be a worldwide release after the company completed its testing phase for the product.
The main benefit of Outlook Lite, according to Microsoft, is that it will have a smaller file size than the regular version and will be faster with features primed for low-end devices.
Hopefully, the Lite app stays around for a long time as it has become something of a habit for companies to cancel their Lite app versions after a few months.
As Tom Warrens of The Verge says, Outlook Lite could do well because the main app is already one of the most popular Android emailing apps, with over 500 million downloads on Google Play Store. Likely, it could help the app cross a billion downloads mark if it is pushed effectively, something that the company rarely does.
In related news, Microsoft is also testing a new Outlook for Windows app. The new version looks a lot like the web app, which is in the running to replace the current Windows app.
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