Microsoft’s new Outlook app is designed for Android devices with low resources, but it also works on the most powerful smartphones.
Microsoft has announced a new version of its Outlook app for Android, designed for devices with low resources. Many Android smartphones, especially those running Android Go, have entry-level specs and features that can make using some apps and services a frustrating experience. To mitigate the problem, some developers have created lite versions of their apps that work smoothly with limited resources.
The average Lite app is smaller, so doesn’t take up as much space or memory as the main app. They are also designed to work on slow networks, albeit with some limitations such as lower resolution images and videos. Most Lite apps also lack certain features that are available in the main app.
The new app is called Outlook Lite and will coexist with the main Outlook app. However, the new app is aimed at users with low-performance Android devices. According to Microsoft, Outlook Lite works on Android phones with as little as 1GB of RAM. It requires less phone resources and therefore does not affect battery life. It is also designed to work well on 2G and 3G networks around the world. Although it’s only 5MB, Microsoft has managed to keep most of its core features like email, calendar, and contacts compared to the main Outlook Android app at 55MB. Unfortunately, other email clients such as Google and Yahoo are not supported.
Outlook Lite is not available in the US
Microsoft has already released the Outlook Lite app and it can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. However, not everyone will be able to install it as the app is only available in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and Venezuela . This means the app is currently unavailable in North America, UK and EU. Microsoft says it plans to add more countries in the near future, but there’s no timeline as to when that will happen.
Microsoft’s decision to launch a lite app comes as a surprise considering that Google has discontinued its own lite apps designed for low-resource Android devices. A few months ago it was announced that the YouTube Go app will no longer be available from August this year. sure, MicrosoftThe app is not the only lite app out there as Twitter Lite, Facebook Lite and Instagram Lite are all still available and working.
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