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Yahoo Releases Mail, Messenger, Search Android Apps

To all the Yahoo! heads out there, your app pack is officially ready!  Yahoo Messenger, Mail and even a search widget were launched today in the Android market.  It’s a little surprising that it took Yahoo! this long to create a search widget knowing that Google has been killing it in the smartphone market because of their search’s integration, but at least they made it.

Here are some of the details from Yahoo!:

With the new Yahoo! Mail App for Android, consumers can:

  • Receive push notification of new email messages
  • Send emails to contacts from the Yahoo! Address Book as well as contacts in the native phone address book
  • Search email messages by sender, recipient, subject and keywords in the body of the email
  • Upload photos as attachments directly from 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 manage spam
  • Toggle between the Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger apps with ease

With the new Yahoo! Messenger App for Android, consumers can:

  • Easily message friends, check friends’ status updates & availability as well as update their own status & availability
  • Send instant messages to friends via SMS text messages*
  • Stay connected with full support for multitasking allowing the app to work in the background; with push notifications consumers can easily catch new messages and friend requests
  • Full use of emoticons and rich text formatting
  • Send photos to friends directly from the phone’s camera or the photo gallery

All free.

Download:

Source: YMobileBlog

  • Lisa

    sorry I meant to add Ihave the droid razr

  • lisa

    how do send a pic from gallery using yahoo messenger i see no option
     

  • Patricia

    When oh WHEN will Yahoo put out an android app with full features, as the Blackberry version does?? I can’t hide from specific people unless I get on the computer to do it first. I can’t set-up sound notifications specific to each person. I can’t see the time a specific message was sent, or the time that someone signs on and off.

    I can’t…. I can’t….. I can’t…. Is my theme when using this less than spectacular app!! Frankly, I’m about to just fully convert to google and be done with it. That would be sad, since I’ve used Yahoo exclusively for almost ten years now!!! Get it together Yahoo!!!!

  • Crumbut

    I had the app for a week and had to uninstall .. seems that when you send an email to someone it will repeatedly send it… hence some pissed off people saying STOP SENDING THIS!!.. and as brought up you dont “log out” you “remove account” but it does the same thing. Anyways I'll wait for next version.

  • Crumbut

    I had the app for a week and had to uninstall .. seems that when you send an email to someone it will repeatedly send it… hence some pissed off people saying STOP SENDING THIS!!.. and as brought up you dont “log out” you “remove account” but it does the same thing. Anyways I'll wait for next version.

  • Gina_winford

    very new with site…when u mention scan barcodes where do i get the barcode scanner??

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      You can get it from the market :-)
      Called “Barcode Scanner”

  • Pamelagarlick

    i just bought an incredible. i have a gmail account but my contacts are in imail. do you know how to sync imail contacts to incredble? thanks.

  • Pdxfrolfer

    As a Yahoo employee I have been beta testing the Mail & Messenger apps for a few weeks now, and am excited they finally came to market. The final release is even much more feature rich than the beta and so far more reliable.

    • chris

      Why arent you able to log off the account, I dont like to leave my email open and there doesnt seem to be a way to do this… or am I missing something

    • Patricia

      When oh WHEN will Yahoo put out an android app with full features, as the Blackberry version does?? I can’t hide from specific people unless I get on the computer to do it first. I can’t set-up sound notifications specific to each person. I can’t see the time a specific message was sent, or the time that someone signs on and off.

      I can’t…. I can’t….. I can’t…. Is my theme when using this less than spectacular app!! Frankly, I’m about to just fully convert to google and be done with it. That would be sad, since I’ve used Yahoo exclusively for almost ten years now!!! Get it together Yahoo!!!!

  • J Dub

    SWEET!!! My work place uses Yahoo IM as its IM client of choice. Been waiting on this for a while.

  • Almighty1

    only thing missing is Yahoo! Finance

  • eddieonofre

    But ok yahoo has just made its yahoo messemger for android….
    When will we see the windows live messenger for droid???
    Wait microsoft hates google so I guess it will never happen

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/XSSD7KXXME4TZ4F3JEADCEOR2M Robert

    WOOOOHOOOO!!!!! I think I think I just wet myself i”m so happy…wait….yep.

  • Lethalprophet

    Holy CRAP it's about time!!! I've been using meebo, which is ok except for constant disconnects, limited options and micro-sized emoticon previews. I dunno why it took Yahoo so dang long to release an official messenger, but AMEN BROTHER!! I've played around with it for like 3 minutes and I'm (obviously) loving it already.

  • Droidzilla

    Yahoo? Dude, I just got some wicked 1990s flashbacks.

    I think I'll go download this app and run it while wearing Hammer Pants and blasting some Faith No More.

    • Chris Nimon

      aawww maann, thats my favorite band. :(

  • Twalker611

    Check out this HILARIOUS video mocking iPhone idiots… soooo good…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg&feat

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/XSSD7KXXME4TZ4F3JEADCEOR2M Robert

      Holy crap that was funny.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/7VFTLWKGQ47HAIHH4RQR4DBEHQ John

      F'n hilarious! Had to share it on Facebook

  • redbar0n11

    Friggin Awesome! I love the mail app. And the push notifications are A LOT better than the android mail app's. If ur on the computer, and ur logged into yahoo messenger, when you see an email notification popup at the bottom right of the screen, your phone chimes at the same time! Well done!

  • Chris Nimon

    holy crap, just had my 500th post. when froyo first dropped I only had 32. Looks like I need a big glass of shut the hell up. lol

  • http://www.twitter.com/dailydroidapp AndroFan

    Looks like AT&T just found more bloatware to pre-install on their Android phones…

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/NFYEPNXKSCLXMHXLMUW46FZOWU Kent

    Sweet. this'll give me another context in which to ignore Yahoo products and services.

  • Ulnek75

    too little too late. was an avid yahoo mail user until i moved to android and it didn't work. i've since switched all my yahoo mail to gmail. bleh

    • Rob

      Exactly! I'm almost 100% gmail migrated now, due to the email problems on 2.0x/2.1. Now that it's sorted and working fine on Froyo, Yahoo is finally going to step up..

      Oh well, I guess I'll give it a try anyway.

      • ircmaxell

        I never had problems with Yahoo mail on my Droid… Setup and worked from day 1.

        But this app is a total piece of garbage. I uninstalled it already. Major problems:

        Slow as BALLS (Seriously, 5+ minutes to load my inbox, which only has a few hundred emails)

        Doesn't support “alert only for inbox items”. I have TONS of email that get auto-routed via rules (I mean like 200+ per day). I don't want a notification each and every time one comes in…

        And it kept crashing my phone (considering that I have hundreds of thousands of emails stored, I think it's trying to download every one to the phone for “speed”)…

        So no good for me…

  • Timoh

    “Send instant messages to friends via SMS text messages”
    I hate when they do this instead of sending it as data. I don't really use any IM program anymore but it's still stupid and screws anyone that doesn't have unlimited txt.

  • Br_d

    If I could like this more than once I would. That's pretty much the only thing Yahoo is good for anymore.

  • duckphan

    I only have a yahoo account to play fantasy basketball/football. If they could just come out with a fantasy sports app it would be great!

  • Tuna

    Is it just me or are the comments all screwed up for everyone else too??

  • eddieonofre

    No camara avaiable on the messenger??? Thatwould be really a killer

  • Cyberdemon

    Now we just need a decent email app for the rest of us!

  • tbaybe

    boo on yahoo!! lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rahiem-Graham/100000489273746 Rahiem Graham

    Now if only Yahoo would push out a fantasy app we would be set.

    • Br_d

      If I could like this more than once I would. That's pretty much the only thing Yahoo is good for anymore.

  • root4life

    OT: i couldnt resist postin this. i almost died laughing. http://gizmodo.com/5577316/steve-jobs-to-angry-

    • Chris Nimon

      “its just a phone”, yeah right, the only person ive ever seen more obsessed is Dr. Evil and At least he has a sense of humor.

  • http://techdeft.myopenid.com/ TechDeft

    So much love for Yahoo hahahaha

  • Dan

    Yahoo? More like boohoo.

    • Kkk

      lol

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

    Wonder if this yahoo mail has the search feature in it like gmail I really hate going threw mail looking for something I need when I could just type it in the search box

  • Ace Z.

    Thanks Kellex, but Yahoo! has been sucking real bad lately and my loyalties are aligned with Google.

  • briderx

    Ha ha.. Yahoo? What's that?

  • Chris G

    Would be nice if the mail app worked with more than 1 account at a time.

    • Chris Nimon

      I have aol, gmail, Imail, and yahoo set up in my email app with different notifications for each. I dont understand what you mean by more than 1 acct at a time. Could you tell me what im missing so I dont feel like a tool?

      • takeshi

        You're referring (it sounds like) to the stock email app. Did you forget what this article was about? ;-)

        • Chris Nimon

          you mean if have multiple yahoo accts?

  • http://techdeft.myopenid.com/ TechDeft

    I haven't used Yahoo anything since hotmail was revamped and then gmail dropped.

    • http://techdeft.myopenid.com/ TechDeft

      Also, haha, suck it firsters.

      • The_Other_Ray

        Doh. You beat me by 0 minutes!