Yahoo! Mail for Android updated to v2.0 with a brand new UI, better notifications

December 11, 2012
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We know what you're thinking. People still use Yahoo! Mail? And that answer would actually undoubtedly be yes. With more than 10 million downloads in the Google Play Store it is about time Yahoo finally gets up and issues an update. Their Mail app was badly needing an update and today they released version 2.0 with tons of improvements and a completely overhauled user interface.

Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer, formerly an executive with Google is now under complete control of Yahoo and we expect tons of changes to follow. This is after just a few months since she took over and the team is already releasing a new Android app. Version 2.0 of Yahoo! Mail for Android should be faster, leaner, cleaner and more stable. Here's what to expect:

- We renamed the application to 'Y! Mail', ensure you don't miss it in your apps
- Better battery performance
- Increased stability
- More secure with SSL turned on by default
- More reliable push notifications
- New interface with pull-to-refresh, a slide-out folder list and action bars

Before it was just listed as Mail in the app tray and many people would miss it somehow. So that's nice. It looks like they've put a lot of focus on the user interface -- one that I hate to say actually looks quite good. If you can get over all that purple the new Y! Mail looks pretty impressive. They're touting better battery life, something I've heard was a big issue, increased stability, and a much more secure experience with SSL enabled by default.

Two new changes that are also some of the most complaints on the Play Store was the push notifications being rather flaky, as well as a refresh system. We now have an improved user interface that is streamlined and clean, and pull-to-refresh works like a charm. The new slide-out bar for settings and folders is also a welcomed edition. For the millions and millions that still are using Yahoo! Mail enjoy this latest version. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Play Store Link

[via Android Police]


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  • senhor roo

    The App seems to have been pulled…

  • disqus_ZoTkgnnndJ

    I no longer get a notification tone when a new email is received. Really aggravating.

  • dw

    It won’t sync contacts anymore. It also takes multiple reboots to get it loaded and functioning properly. Not what I would even call beta quality.

  • Loki

    Can’t synch contacts with this “upgrade”. Thanks a bunch, Yahoo. Don’t you guys test things out before you release them? Jeeez!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.harrington.5686 Dave Harrington

    notifications more reliable? I can depend on them not working at all now ….not great.

  • Tony Finetti

    Notifications don’t work anymore. When I called Yahoo! to ask them when they were going to fix them, they told me that it was near the bottom of their priority list and that they weren’t going to be addressing it anytime soon. So much for trying to stay competitive in the e-mail marked huh?

    • http://twitter.com/4ever58 Moonwalker

      not very good news but tks for update frm Yahoo…can’t believe this is not a priority for them,,,

  • http://twitter.com/4ever58 Moonwalker

    This app upgrade is extremely annoying…..it’s not as easy to chk more than one account and the notifications don’t work…what the heck is the point of a mail app without notifications…options are given to select different sounds for yr acct notification but that’s useless if it’s not working!

  • SirJB7

    Well, new version, nicer interface, but no notifications. So, fix it soon, or “invite” us to download and install older versions, or directly move to hotmail or gmail.