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Outlook.com now has 25 million active users, and an Android app

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Microsoft had announced that Outlook.com had reached the 10 million user mark back in mid-August. The interesting part here was that this milestone came just two weeks after the release. And well, flashing forward to the present day and Microsoft is now touting another milestone — 25 million users. Or perhaps more accurate — 25 million active users.

Interestingly enough, Microsoft has stated that “about a third of Outlook.com users are active Gmail users trying Outlook.com for the first time.” And based on that, they appear to be going after those Gmail users in an attempt at getting them to switch. Some of the key features that Microsoft has mentioned that will make it easier for a Gmail user to switch include keyboard shortcuts, quick access to search operators, Tab/Send to rapidly send messages and conversation threading.

Desktop use of Outlook.com aside though, in addition to reaching the 25 million active user mark — Microsoft has also released an Outlook.com app for Android. The Android app will run on devices with 2.1 or later and is currently sitting with the not-so-friendly looking version number of 7.8.2.10.47.7365. More specifically, the Outlook.com Android app will run on 2.1 through 2.3.3 and then on 4.0 through 4.1. The features include;

  • Get email messages right away with push notifications
  • Sync with your calendar and device contacts
  • View and sync standard and custom folders, including sub-folders
  • Send, receive, and view photos and other attachments
  • Use with multiple Outlook.com accounts

Finally, the app is available for free and can be found by clicking on the Google Play link below.

Via [Outlook Blog] and [Google Play]

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