Microsoft recently launched Outlook Lite for Android, a simplified version of the company’s email service that uses less energy and storage space than the original Outlook app without compromising functionality or speed. Although all of Outlook’s main functions are there, it will not work with every email service.
Outlook Lite, according to Microsoft, has all of the major elements of the Outlook experience neatly packaged into a 5MB software that’s designed for performance, even on lower-end Android devices.
The point is, of course, to have less data, storage, and battery impact.
Twitter, TikTok, and even Tinder have lightweight applications.
Microsoft’s new mail app does not compromise any important functionality in order to earn the ‘light’ label, but it does not support as many email providers as the main Outlook program.
Similarly, the app is only accessible in a few countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela – though Microsoft says additional nations may be added in the future.
That’s why Google provides Android Go, a stripped-down version of the mobile operating system made exclusively for low-end phones, and why Meta has spent so much time developing tiny yet feature-rich versions of its Instagram and Facebook applications.