That Gmail icon on your phone’s home screen may soon receive some company from the folks at Microsoft, provided that you already have an Office 365 business mailbox. Today, the software giant from Redmond released a beta version of its Outlook Web App (OWA) for Android. Since this isn’t a final build, it’s likely that more features will be added over time and you can definitely expect to encounter a few bugs while using the app.
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Microsoft made some announcements related to upcoming Office features and the evolution of its email products today and within the blog post announced an upcoming OWA app for Android.
OWA, that’s Microsoft’s Outlook Web App that is already available on Windows Phone and through an iOS app, will arrive later this year as a native Android app. That doesn’t mean that Microsoft won’t continue working directly with Android manufacturers to integrate Exchange support, but the app will give Android users access to the latest OWA features whenever they are ready to roll out.
Microsoft didn’t provide any other details but said that OWA for Android along with other email features announced in the blog post will roll out to Office 365 subscribers later this year. expand full story