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Yahoo Releases Mail, Messenger Apps and Search To Android Market
Android 2.1 – Eclair Android 2.2 – Froyo Android 1.6 – Donut 2 min read 3 comments

Yahoo Releases Mail, Messenger Apps and Search To Android Market

Today Yahoo released three apps onto the Android Market so you can keep using their Yahoo! Mail, Messenger, and Search. There are some people out there who still use mail services besides Gmail (such as me) and for those people, today is a reason to celebrate, assuming you are running an OS besides Android 1.6

Functionality-wise, AndroidGuys remarks that:

Yahoo! Mail offers push notification, rich text formatting, photo uploads, and more. Users will be pleased to learn that emails can be sent to address book contacts; as well as deep searching (sender, recipient, subject or keyword) throughout the client. Yahoo Messenger lets users message friends, update their status, check on their friends, send IMs via SMS, send photos, and more!

As for how the apps look, AndroidandMe wrote:

The Yahoo! Mail interface is fairly clean, though it feels very "iPhone-y." Now, that isn’t necessarily a problem for me, and I actually enjoy the way the Yahoo! app looks and feels, but this iPhonization of some Android applications have been very hit or miss with the Android community...All gripes about the UI aside, the Yahoo! mail application is put together very well, and is sure to satisfy you Android users out there who are still using Yahoo!’s mail service. Best of all, the price is right (free).

I tried it myself here in Germany and couldn't get it on my Android 1.6 device. I think others were complaining of similar issues, so if you run Android 1.6, don't be surprised if you can't DL it from the market. As for Android 1.5, I'm not positive on the situation with that either, so it may be that pre Android 2.1 devices got left out in the cold.

Phandroid took a somewhat comical approach to the whole deal when they mentioned that "You can also get yourself a Yahoo search widget to round-out a Google-less experience, or maybe just to get a second opinion on searches. What more could Yahoo power users wants?"

Other Sources: AndroidandMe, AndroidGuys, Phandroid

Images from AndroidGuys and Yahoo

Source: Yahoo


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