As Microsoft announced early last month, Outlook Lite for Android is now made available in certain countries, where most people use budget phones with fewer hardware resources.
This Outlook Lite app is aimed at them since it can run smoothly even on devices with 1GB RAM and almost any type of network. This app currently supports all variants of Microsoft’s email accounts and is yet to receive support for third-party email accounts.
Outlook Lite For Android
Microsoft Outlook is one of the most used email platforms by individual users and corporate clients. It’s robust and has several features for email handling and collaboration. Thus, it’s usual to see the app being over 50MB for Android devices and bloating rapidly even after minimal use.
This makes the app good only for high-end devices, thus leaving the budget Android phones that lack better hardware resources. Understanding this problem, Microsoft announced making a Lite version of the Outlook app on Android early last month.
And now, it’s rolling this app in Google Play Store in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela.
Even though it’s named Lite, Microsoft cooked all the major features into its stripped-down counterpart. As of now, Outlook Lite supports adding email accounts of Outlook.com, Hotmail, Live, MSN, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Exchange Online.
Third-party email accounts, like Yahoo or Google Workspace, are yet to come. While Microsoft is planning to add so in near future, the company is recommending business users needing Android Work Profile and Mobile Application Management (MAM) for work accounts to use the original Outlook app meanwhile.
Until then, the Lite app serves the budget Android users running with 1GB RAM and 2G/3G networks. Microsoft promises fast performance in all the categories like emails, calendars, and contacts with its Lite app.