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Microsoft has launched Outlook Lite for less powerful Android phones

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With an install size of only 5MB and modest requirements on the RAM and CPU side, the Outlook Lite app could be a good email client to use with older generation Android phones that don’t offer the best experience with common solutions like Gmail.

Aiming to win users from a still-large category of phone owners too old or poorly equipped to run even the usual Android apps acceptably, Microsoft has developed Outlook Lite, a new email client with basic functionality.

Optimized for devices with at least 1GB of RAM, the new email client can work just as well over severely speed-limited mobile Internet connections in areas with only 3G or even 2G coverage.

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In addition to the basic functionality of an email client, Outlook Lite also has a Calendar function, a contacts calendar that makes it easy to find the people you want to communicate with.

As an application aimed at a disadvantaged group of users, Microsoft is launching Outlook Lite only for users in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and Venezuela, but without ruling out the possibility of expanding to other countries if there is demand for such an email solution.

Outlook Lite supports Outlook.com, Hotmail, Live, MSN, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Exchange Online accounts

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