Who ever thought Yahoo would be a company to make waves on Android? In a few short months, the company has acquired the contextually-aware Aviate launcher, launched the ambitious new Yahoo Screen, and released Yahoo News Digest. Talk about ambitious. But Yahoo refuses to slow down, which is good for us. Today, the company announced that the new version of its Yahoo Mail app is coming to Android.
If ever an app was representative of a company’s broader strategy, it would be the new Yahoo Mail. The revamped client incorporates Yahoo’s core strengths – news, weather, sports, and photos – are built right into the app, with all features being only a swipe away. The News tab displays top headlines, while the Today tab shows the local forecast, sports scores, videos, and images from Flickr.
Thankfully, that cohesiveness does not come at the expense of usability – replete with a hamburger slide-out menu and tabs, the app conforms to Android design guidelines beautifully.
The new Yahoo Mail is available for download through Google Play. Yahoo states that the News and Yahoo Today features are not quite ready, but will roll out to all platforms over the next few days.