Microsoft is launching today a new Outlook Lite app for Android users in select markets. The new app supports the main features of the regular Outlook app for Android, though in a 5 MB package optimized for phones with just 1GB of RAM.
According to Microsoft, Outlook Lite provides “fast performance for lightweight devices on any network.” The app should work well on 2G and 3G networks, and Microsoft says it also uses less battery than the regular Outlook app for Android.
Compared to Outlook for Android, Outlook Lite uses a bottom navigation bar providing access to emails, calendars, and contacts, and the search button has been moved to the top right corner of the app. For now, the app only supports Outlook.com, Hotmail, Live, MSN, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Exchange Online accounts, and the Focused Inbox feature is still there if you like it.
If you want to try Outlook Lite today, the app is currently only available in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela. “We will review adding support for other countries in the future,” the company said today.