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While Yahoo may not shout "relevance!" from the treetops on an Android blog, the struggling web giant's email service is still hugely popular in the US. Its Android mail client, until now, hasn't explicitly supported tablets. A new update today changes that, and the end product is surprisingly decent-looking (certainly prettier than Outlook.com's most recent update).

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While the UI layout isn't revolutionary, it is fairly attractive and clean, something I think we can all appreciate in an email client. Yahoo's also taken a bit of a page from Gmail's book and integrated swipe-based message actions, though Yahoo Mail's are actually a bit more powerful. You can swipe to delete, star, or move multiple messages at once. Not only that, you can easily group your select by sender. Neat.

For more about the update, check out Yahoo's blog post, and head to the Play Store to get it now.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Kokusho

    Thanks Marissa !

  • andy_o

    Too bad the email service is complete and utter shit. I got locked out of my account because I didn't remember the fucking "security" questions and answers that I got coerced into setting up years and years ago. The thing is that I did not forget my password. I get the password right, but it asks me for the Q/A and if I miss more than 3 times, I can't even try again for another 24 hours. Of course, the "support" is of no help at all. I had to preemptively change my Q & A of the other couple of accounts I have to something completely easy and obvious, and also write it down on my phone's notes app. How in the hell is that "security"?

    Slowly migrating them to gmail.

    • Scott

      You forgot to mention the amount of spam and account hijacking running rampant.

      • andy_o

        Yeah, that's probably why they locked me out. It's my site-subscription account (no, not porn) (well, maybe a little).

        In any case, I just solved it. Since I had nothing to lose I just downloaded the app and tried to log in through there, and it didn't ask questions, and my account got unlocked. Again, some "security".

  • Steve Freeman

    Does it also still cut your battery life in half?

  • Howard Z

    I never get a notification when a new yahoo email arrives.

    • http://www.twitter.com/b_boogey_xl b_boogey_xl

      Same here, that's my one and only (big) problem with this app. I love the way it looks and functions and all, but a few updates ago, I stopped getting new mail notifications. I also can't seem to get anyone from the Yahoo! Mail team to look into as they are aware of this issue.

      • Howard Z

        I created a second yahoo email account, and it does get new mail notifications.

        I downloaded the free AquaMail app, and it does yahoo imap email. AquaMail gives me new mail notifications for the original yahoo email address. This seems easier than switching to a new yahoo email address, and there is no guarantee that new mail notifications will work with the new yahoo email address tomorrow.

        • http://www.twitter.com/b_boogey_xl b_boogey_xl

          Magically some time last week my notifications started working again. No rhyme or reason. Only thing is, they only seem to be working on my phone, but I guess I'll take what I can get at this point.

  • Dan

    Good old Yahoo mail. It's 2013 and yet you can still use DroidSheep to open up the email account of anyone stupid enough to use Yahoo mail on an accessible wifi. Keep using Yahoo mail, folks. I'm sure nobody will mind when I pull out those "special" pics that your girlfriend sent you.