This morning, Yahoo! announced the availability of two new apps for Android for Yahoo! services: Mail and Messenger. The apps look to be loaded with features such as push notifications, IM to SMS trickery and powerful search features. The apps are free and support Android 2.0 and higher.
Yahoo! Mail features include the aforementioned push notifications and powerful search, the ability to address emails to contacts in your local folder or in the Yahoo! address book, easy management of folders. The Messenger app features status updates and the ability to view friends status updates, send IMs via SMS, background push notifications so users stay in the loop, full use of emoticons (yay!) and easy access to camera and photos. It appears Yahoo! covered the bases on what good apps should do.
iOS users have a bonus too, Yahoo! has updated it’s mail and news pages to HTML 5 so users can get a “faster and more sophisticated” experience. From the web, Yahoo! Mail users can manage folders, compose rich text emails, even access folders when offline.