Microsoft is reportedly working on a new version of the Outlook app for Android, which will be generally available to a wider audience with more added features.
While the Redmond giant already has a regular Outlook mobile app for low-end Android smartphones, the new version called “Outlook Lite” will be a faster and lighter alternative to the existing one.
The company added the upcoming Outlook Lite app to its Microsoft 365 roadmap on June 30, where it briefly describes the product as: “An Android app that delivers the core benefits of Outlook in a smaller app size with fast performance for low-end devices on any network.”
According to a report by the German blog Dr.Windows, the .apk file for Outlook Lite already exists, but it is limited to certain countries.
However, there is one limitation in the current version of the app as it only supports one personal Outlook, Hotmail, Live and MSN account. This means that it is not possible to have two active accounts in the same app, for example a personal and a professional one.
Outlook Lite runs smoothly and has more or less the same feature set as the regular version of Outlook app on Android. While the Microsoft 365 roadmap for Outlook Lite for Android has a planned release date of July 2022, it remains to be seen when the app will become official for us. Stay tuned for more updates!