Microsoft is engaged on a model new mannequin of its Outlook Lite e-mail shopper for Android that ensures to be larger, lighter, and supply fewer compromises on choices. That’s based mostly totally on present studies following the appears of a model new “Outlook Lite for Android” in Microsoft’s enchancment roadmap.
The exact purpose of the model new variant isn’t immediately clear. There’s a few speculation that it’s going to be a secondary mannequin of the app that’s already on the market in some areas. Or, conversely, that it’ll signal the rollout to further areas. That’s whereas most likely altering the current mannequin of the app. The latter seems additional potential given that ‘new’ app shares the equivalent title. The app is slated to succeed in normally sometime this month.
What’s new throughout the upcoming Outlook Lite from Microsoft?
Now, Outlook Lite is already an superior e-mail shopper for funds and low-resource devices. In fact, it comes close to matching the choices which will be found throughout the full mannequin of the app. And Outlook is effectively one of many in type and best e-mail buyers on the market for Android. And the model new “Lite” mannequin does appear to assemble on the outdated.
The best limitation of the model new mannequin of the app is that it solely permits a single account to be used. In any other case, there’s reportedly no vital distinction between the “Lite” mannequin and the entire mannequin. Meaning it will present virtually every operate that’s made the entire mannequin so in type.
It’s moreover notably smaller in measurement. So it should eat up fewer sources by means of RAM and storage space. Equally, it have to be easier on telephones by means of networking as properly. Utilizing up significantly fewer sources by means of data and bandwidth.
Regardless of that, the one seen change that’s been well-known is a tweak to the underside bar UI. Specifically, the app has been modified to level out “Mail,” “Contacts,” and “Calendar” on the underside navigation bar. The complete mannequin of the app showcases a “Search” efficiency as an alternative of Contacts.