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Yahoo! Mail for Android Review

icon Description: The official Yahoo! Mail app for your Android phone: Notifications, Access Yahoo! Contacts, Send & receive attachments, Smart Folders & Full Search, Write with rich text & emoticons, Switch to Yahoo! Messenger with ease.

The official Yahoo! Mail app for Android
– Multiple Yahoo! Accounts
– Preview photos in your inbox
– Enhanced integration with Yahoo! Messenger
– Push notifications
– Send and receive attachments
– Compose with rich text & emoticons
– Smart folders and powerful search
* Samsung Galaxy devices are currently not supported
Recent changes:
New in 1.2.1
– Fixes for erroneous bizmail login errors that prevented access to regular accounts
New in 1.2
– Add multiple Yahoo! accounts
– Preview photos in the inbox
– Enhanced integration with Yahoo! Messenger
– Fixes inc. notification reliability, speed & stability

When the app first loads you can log into your Yahoo! Mail accounts one by one in order to access them with this app. You also have the option to create a new Yahoo! Mail acount from the home screen which after the first time you add or create a Yahoo! Mail account will be the Acounts menu. To access Yahoo! MEssenger as well as the Compose, Search, Refresh Options and More (the ability to Add a folder, empty trash and empty spam) features press the menu button on your Android device when you have the account you want on your screen.

User Review:

By Aurel

Works great, a must have. Although I’m not excited about its constant reminder to enable background data.
By Estus

Used to hate this app! Now it went from 1 star to 5! THEY MADE IT RIGHT. Now probably my most used app! Great job Yahoo. MotoDroid

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Ratings :

  • Speed (4/5) –Pretty good, as you scroll it loads more emails without much lag.
  • Features (5/5) – Everything the web offers so its good.
  • Theme (5/5) – Looks just like the mobile Yahoo email.
  • Overall (4/5) – Nice but needs some work

Pros & Cons:

Pro

  • Nice search feature.
  • Emails from contacts.

Cons:

  • Clunky move/delete/spam feature
  • Have to scroll down and allow messages to load. K-9 shows more emails up front. 1

How it works: If you have a Yahoo email address, this app will allow you to access it directly as opposed to using a 3rd party app. You can read, delete and compose emails. You can also view drafts you may have started on another device or computer and previously sent emails. It has a separate section for emails from your contacts so you don’t have to surf the whole inbox just for them.

When viewing the inbox it has an option to search emails by search item and can be filtered by who it is from or whom it is to or the subject.

Clicking on the ‘edit’ button in the inbox shows three buttons: Move, Delete and Spam. When you use this it has a check box next to each email. You have to make all the selections for the particular action you want because after submitting one of them as spam, for example, it closes the buttons and you have to re select ‘edit’ to do any additional ones. I hope this improved on with future updates.

The options allow you to change the preview of the email and how you get notifications for the email i.e. sounds or if you want it to show in status bar. You can also jump to Yahoo Messenger (if you downloaded that app) to IM one of your friends/contacts.

Opinion: I don’t know if I will use the native app for Yahoo exclusively since I have been using K-9 to get my emails previously. It isn’t as easy to delete spam and unwanted email with this app and it doesn’t load as many emails up front. So the initial version isn’t as strong as I had hoped. However, it does allow for notification in the status bar which K-9 only does once I open it to view mail.

Conclusion: this is a great app for accessing and utilizing your Yahoo! Mail account(s) on your Android device. The Yahoo! Messenger feature is a nice bonus as well. At the time of this review the Yahoo! Mail Android App is free. Thumbs Up.

 

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Angry Birds Rio for Android to Launch as Amazon Exclusive

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Rovio, the developer behind the wildly successful Angry Birds franchise, announced on Monday that its forthcoming Android title Angry Birds Rio for Android will launch exclusively in the Amazon Appstore. Amazon announced in January that its app store, which will rival Google’s own Android Market on the Android platform, was open for developer submissions. The exclusive deal with Rovio marks Amazon’s first major coup in the space, as the title is expected to be a wildly popular game for Android. “The Android platform has seen phenomenal growth, and it’s great that new avenues for app distribution are opening up,” said Rovio CEO Mikael Hed in a statement. “The openness of the Android platform works for the benefit of consumers and developers alike. It has been delightful to team up with Amazon to bring the Angry Birds franchise to this great new application marketplace.” Rovio also announced that ad-free versions of Angry Birds and Angry Birds Seasons will be available for the first time on the Android platform exclusively through the Amazon Appstore. Hit the break for the full press release.

Angry Birds Rio for Android to Debut Exclusively in the Amazon Appstore

AUSTIN, Texas/ESPOO, Finland – March 14, 2011 – Rovio today announced that the highly anticipated game Angry Birds Rio will be introduced for the Android platform exclusively in the Amazon Appstore. Developed in conjunction with Twentieth Century Fox, Angry Birds Rio features the animated stars of the studio’s upcoming motion picture, RIO. Additionally, for the first time ever on the Android platform, fans of Angry Birds games will have the opportunity to purchase and download ad-free versions of Angry Birds and Angry Birds Seasons. Both will debut only in the Amazon Appstore.

“The Android platform has seen phenomenal growth, and it’s great that new avenues for app distribution are opening up,” said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. “The openness of the Android platform works for the benefit of consumers and developers alike. It has been delightful to team up with Amazon to bring the Angry Birds franchise to this great new application marketplace.”

“Amazon is thrilled to work with a leading developer like Rovio in offering our customers Angry Birds Rio for Android exclusively in the Amazon Appstore,” said Aaron Rubenson, category leader for Amazon Appstore. “We think Angry Birds Rio is sure to be an instant customer favorite.”

“Angry Birds Rio is a fun and interactive way to introduce millions of fans to the exciting world of ‘RIO,’ and we are proud to work with both Rovio and Amazon to make this experience available to users on the Android platform,” said Peter Levinsohn, president of new media and digital distribution for Twentieth Century Fox. “The Amazon Appstore will be a great new way for consumers to download all their favorite Android apps, and we’re excited to offer Angry Birds Rio as one of the first pieces of content to be made available to consumers through this new store.”

In Angry Birds Rio, the original Angry Birds are kidnapped and taken to the magical city of Rio, where they eventually escape their captors and set out to save their friends, Blu and Jewel – two rare macaws and the stars of the upcoming Fox motion picture, RIO. From the creators of Fox’s blockbuster ICE AGE motion picture franchise, RIO debuts in theaters worldwide on April 15, 2011. Angry Birds Rio will launch with 60 dedicated levels, with more content to follow via app updates.

Angry Birds Rio will be available for download on Android phones and tablets at amazon.com/angrybirds.

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