Microsoft Releases Hotmail For Android

While it may not be as trendy as Gmail, as recently as last year Hotmail had more users than Gmail and Yahoo. You might not know it, but Hotmail was the original web e-mail service and was not always part of Microsoft. If you are a Hotmail user and don’t have a Windows Phone, you have not been able to find a native Hotmail app for the iPhone or Android phones. Today Microsoft released the Hotmail app for Android, which is their second Android app after Bing.

The Hotmail app for Android has all of the features one expects of e-mail on smartphones. New messages are pushed to the phones, or you can configure the app to retrieve e-mail at specific time intervals. You can also specify time when the app does not retrieve e-mail. If you have multiple folders defined for your Hotmail account you can select which folders to synchronize to your phone.