Yahoo on Friday released its overhauled Yahoo Mail app for Android. The redesigned app, announced for iPhone and iPod touch at the end of April
, brings access to mails, news and a Google Now-like personalised stream all in one app.
The updated Yahoo Mail app for Android now comes with a new panel that includes options for Mail, News and Today at the top right of the screen. The Mail panel will show the usual Yahoo Mail inbox, while the second News panel will include a new personalised news stream. Lastly, the Today panel appears more inspired by Google Now-like stream and shows information on weather, news digest, stock quotes, and sports amongst others.
Yahoo Mail's Senior Product Manager, Andrew Molyneux on Tumblr said
the new app brought "the same one-tap access to personalized, real-time news and information - to Android." Molyneux added, "Go ahead and check email, read the news, search, look up the forecast, catch up on sports, watch videos and browse Flickr, all in the same place, without the hassle of switching between apps."
Molyneux explains that the new Yahoo Mail app comes with a couple of features that are unique to the Android platform. Users will be able to swipe left or right to quickly move between their inbox, news stream, and Today, as opposed to tapping the relevant icon in the upper right-hand corner.
The updated Yahoo Mail app for Android is currently (v3.1.3) available for download on Google Play
On the Yahoo Mail (v3.0.1) for iPhone and iPod touch app (released on May 13
), the Mail, News and Today buttons were located on a new panel at the bottom of the screen, and not on the top-right like on Android. Also, iOS users aren't able to switch between Mail, News and Today streams by swiping.