Microsoft Outlook for Android comes out of preview

Rebecca Lambert
Rebecca Lambert
By Rebecca Lambert on 23 April 2015
Microsoft Outlook for Android comes out of preview

Microsoft has removed the preview label from Outlook for Android just three months since releasing the app in beta.

Similar to its iOS counterpart, which launched in January, Outlook for Android looks and functions much like the Acompli app, which Microsoft acquired at the end of last year. However, it has been refined specifically for Android users so it feels like a “natural part” of the operating system.

According to Microsoft, the app has been updated 17 times since it was first released in preview to get the user experience right.

“A big part of that work has been improving the performance and stability of the app along with work on localisation, accessibility and other fit and finish pieces,” said Microsoft in a blog post.

Other key updates include user interface enhancements, adding IMAP support, revised contacts and directory search functionality, and the ability to customise swipe gestures.

Although Microsoft has now removed the app’s preview label, the company has promised to keep refining it on a regular basis to keep up with user requests and feedback. “This is just the beginning and we will continue shipping valuable new experiences every few weeks,” said Microsoft.

Outlook for Android is available to download from the Google Play Store for free and runs on Android 4.0 and above.

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