The Microsoft Outlook team took to Twitter today to announce the service is now available on Amazon’s Fire OS. The email client will be available on all Fire OS devices and is already available. In fact, Microsoft is late to the party with its announcement as Amazon has been listing Outlook on its Appstore since October 18.
If you are running Fire OS and are interested, Outlook comes as the full package to the platform. It can be downloaded for Fire tables and the flop smartphone Fire Phone (remember that?). However, the service will understandably not be making its way to Amazon’s Fire TV set-top box.
Since arriving back in October, Outlook on Fire OS has been on build number 2.1.92. That version is a little behind Android’s build 2.1.98 in the Google Play Store.
— Outlook (@Outlook) November 3, 2016
This week, Microsoft announced a new scheduling assistant for its Outlook mobile apps. The assistant uses colored themes to highlight the availability. There are four colors for display – white, red, yellow and green. This feature has been announced for iOS and Microsoft confirmed it will come to Windows 10 Mobile and Android.
We assume the scheduling assistant will also make its way to Fire OS eventually. Android will be a good indicator of Fire OS updates for the app. Amazon’s platform is a forked version of Google’s mobile OS. With that in mind, Microsoft is likely to keep the apps fairly close.
Outlook Focused Inbox
Another recently announced feature is the Focused Inbox. Microsoft unveiled the new addition to its email service last month. The company says it will come to all versions of Outlook, including Android. Again, this means it will probably arrive on Amazon Fire OS eventually.
Focused Inbox makes organizing an inbox easier. It separates emails between two folders. The main box will be the primary folder, where emails from common contacts and important contacts will be stored. A second inbox category will house emails that are not tagged as important. Users can tag emails accordingly to make them important (primary) or non-important (secondary).