Microsoft plans to roll out a major update for its Outlook email and calendar app for Android in early November. The update will incorporate a number of Material Design features in its user interface.
We want Outlook to feel like a natural part of Android. By deeply leveraging Material design and its common interface elements, we are making it easy to get started and become familiar with Outlook. With this consistent design, Outlook for Android feels more cohesive. You'll see right away as you open the app, with our redesigned header, message list and compose experiences. Contact images appear to the left of your emails, making it easy to see who emailed you. Clearer and more prominent icons help you identify read versus unread emails, pick out event invitations and quickly see emails that include attachments.
The Calendar Agenda view is overhauled with a beautiful new UI, showing more information about your events at a glance. Event details, the People list and contact details all get a fresh new Material look.
Microsoft adds that nearly 30 million people are now using some form of Outlook on their tablets or smartphones.
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