16 July 2019
As reported in previous leaks, Microsoft has officially released Outlook Lite for Android devices in select markets. It is a lighter and smaller version of the main Outlook Android app. It can be used on any Android device but is specifically aimed at low-power devices and users with unreliable internet connectivity.
Outlook Lite is only 5MB in size which means it will not take up a lot of space on the device. It will also be faster to download even on a slow internet connection. Despite being lite, it brings all the major features that you would expect from an Outlook app. It gives users access to emails, contacts, and calendar from a single place.
Microsoft says the app is optimized to run fast on all sorts of Android devices, even the ones with 1GB of RAM. It will work on all internet connections including 2G and 3G. It is further said to be power efficient which is another good thing about the app. It will work only with Outlook, Hotmail, Live, MSN, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Exchange Online accounts.
The official blog post says,
"We are thrilled to announce the availability of Outlook Lite in select markets to empower more individuals, schools, universities, and small businesses with a solution for their lightweight mobile devices. Outlook Lite brings the main features of Microsoft Outlook in a smaller-sized app with fast performance for lightweight devices on any network."
The all-new Outlook Lite is currently available only in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela. The company says it is testing the possibility of releasing the app in more countries but nothing is set in stone yet.