This week, Microsoft is introducing a new Outlook Lite app for Android that is faster and smaller. The key functions of the standard Microsoft Outlook mobile app are still included in the lite version of Outlook, which is designed to run more quickly and waste less battery life.
Outlook Lite has a download size of about 5MB and, according to Microsoft, "requires extremely low storage on your phone." All Android devices, including those with only 1GB of RAM, may use it quickly because it has been designed for them. It uses fewer phone resources and should save battery life because it is a little lighter. Most importantly, it is made to operate well on all mobile networks, including the 2G and 3G networks that are still popular in many countries around the world.
In Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela, Microsoft is making Outlook Lite available. Accounts for Outlook.com, Hotmail, Live, MSN, Microsoft 365, and Exchange Online are supported with Outlook Lite.
One of the first significant tech companies to do so was Meta, which modified its original Facebook Android app. In 2015, Facebook Lite, a 1MB software targeted specifically at developing markets, launched. In 2018, Google released its line of "Go" slim Android apps, which also included Gmail Go.
According to Pradeep Elavarasan, senior product manager at Microsoft, the company is releasing Outlook Lite to "make its mobile email client more accessible to users who are using lightweight mobile devices across the world."
A new Outlook for Windows app is currently being developed by Microsoft. Based on Outlook for the web, the new app is now currently being tested. In the upcoming years, it will eventually take the place of the Outlook for Windows app.
Source: The Verge