The team over at Yahoo Mail has been pretty busy lately, and today it has two announcements. Firstly, it has redesigned the mobile web experience, so that you are getting a better experience, even without the Yahoo Mail app being installed. Secondly, Yahoo Mail is launching its own Android Go app, which will be compatible with Android Go devices like the Alcatel 1X, which sport lower-end specs and much cheaper price tags (around $100). The new Yahoo Mail app for Android Go will be just 10MB when installed on your device, so those with 8GB of storage won't need to worry about it using up too much space.
Yahoo Mail for mobile web adds a slew of new things, but the big focus here for the team was to make it very similar to its Android app, but running in the browser. Now you have the ability to swipe through your inbox, taking actions on emails quickly. So you can do things like swiping right to mark as read or left to delete. Users also have the ability to customize the look and feel of the inbox, with new color themes that have light and dark backgrounds. Yahoo Mail has also included auto-suggest for email addresses, infinite scrolling in the inbox, and more. Yahoo Mail has also done a lot behind the scenes, making the website run smoother and faster, which is also important.
With its Android Go app, Yahoo Mail says it will only use about 10MB of space on your device (of course, that is the install size, once you start using it, the size will increase), and it will use less than 50MB of RAM as well. Yahoo Mail says that it did not need to strip out features from the main app, since it was already pretty lightweight. So that means that everything you can do in the regular Yahoo Mail app, you can also do in the Android Go version. Performance is also top-notch here, as the team says it is using the same architecture as the standard Yahoo Mail Android app. Of course, the Yahoo Mail for Android Go app will only be available to Android Go smartphones, but you can download it from the Google Play Store using the link below.