Microsoft and SEVEN Networks have released a new version of the Outlook.com application for android today with a huge update pushed to Google Play. The name SEVEN might sound familiar to you; they’ve previously built push email solutions for Nokia’s Symbian platform and earlier Windows Mobile devices, as well as the Hotmail app for Android.
This new release sports a new look, complete with a pseudo-Holo feel, yet mixing in a good dose of WindowsPhone style elements as well. New features include threaded conversations, the ability to mark messages as junk, and creating filters for unread and flagged mail.
We know that many Android users will probably be using Gmail for their email needs, because it’s such a natural fit and it’s integrated so tightly with the Android OS. Gmail isn’t for everyone though; Microsoft knows that there are a huge number of Outlook.com users who will probably want to be able to use it on all their mobile devices, Android included.