Yahoo Mail, Messenger Apps for Android Available Now

Yahoo has just released mobile versions of two of its major products – Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Messenger.  Both Android apps support phones running on Android 2.0 or higher.

Yahoo Messenger and Yahoo Mail apps for Android features nice looking interface plus several useful functionalities which are all optimized for the capabilities of Android OS 2.0 or higher.

Here’s a quick rundown of what you can do with Yahoo Mail for Android:

  • Receive push notification of new email messages
  • Send emails to contacts from the Yahoo! Address Book as well as to contacts in the native phone address book
  • Search email messages by sender, recipient, subject and keywords
  • Upload photos as attachments directly from the phone’s camera or the photo gallery
  • View and download attachments
  • Insert emoticons and rich text formatting into emails
  • Effectively manage and organize their Yahoo! Mail messages, folders, and spam
  • Easily toggle between the Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger apps

and with Yahoo Messenger for Android, you can:

  • Easily message friends, check friends’ status updates and availability and update their personal status and availability
  • Send instant messages to friends via SMS text message1
  • Multitask and stay connected with the app working in the background; with push notifications, consumers can easily catch new messages and friend requests
  • Get full use of emoticons and rich text formatting
  • Send photos to friends directly from the phone’s camera or the photo gallery

I’ve downloaded both apps on my Nexus One running on Froyo 2.2 and was simply amazed by Yahoo Messenger’s interface. The app is pretty good and even loads fast even if you’re phone is running on 3G.

Quite interestingly, while I tried using YahooMail, I kept on getting errors which prevented me from logging in to my Yahoo Mail account. Hopefully, this gets fixed by Yahoo.

You can download the two Yahoo apps for Android from the Android Apps Market.


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