Yahoo! Mail for Android 1.2.1 Update Available: My Advice? Skip It

Back on July 2, I wrote:

Yahoo! Messenger & Mail Apps Released for Android. What Took So Long? Uninstalled Right After Testing

I criticized the earlier release for naming the app simply “Mail” as if Yahoo! Mail was the one and only mail app. I also noted that it was very slow on my Motorola Droid using a WiFi connection. Yahoo! just released a 1.2.1 update to the app. Let’s see how it looks now.

Yahoo! Mail & Messenger Now Optimized for Android

– The app is still named “Mail” as if it were the only mail app.
– The app is still very slow. And, this time I tested it on the Nexus One which is faster than the Droid
– The app takes up an enormous 3.55MB of precious system space and cannot be relocated to an SD card

It is faster and easier to use Yahoo!’s mobile friendly website (m.yahoo.com) instead of using up a ginourmous amount of system memory on your Android phone. Yahoo! Mail for Android 1.2.1 was uninstalled from my Android device once again.