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Yahoo! Mail gets an overhaul for iOS, Android, and Windows 8, but Yahoo has to learn Photoshop better

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Yahoo! Mail gets an overhaul for iOS, Android, and Windows 8, but Yahoo has to learn Photoshop better
Yahoo! Mail might no longer be the mail solution everyone is using, but truth is it is still pretty popular, and now it’s been given an overhaul with a brand new web email client. Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer broke the news herself on the company’s blog.

The new Yahoo! Mail will have a consistent look that is rolling out to all platforms starting from the Windows 8 desktop and the web, and going to iOS and Android.

The update brings a cleaner look, with a more intuitive inbox across platforms.

Weirdly, the new look is coming as an iPhone and iPod touch-only app with no iPad support. Here is Yahoo CEO Mayer explaining the ideas behind this update:
“Email is the ultimate daily habit. It’s often the first thing we check in the morning and the last thing before going to bed. Why? Because it’s one of the simplest and most basic forms of communication. And since it’s such an important part of our daily lives, we’re making a few improvements to Yahoo! Mail.

You’ve told us loud and clear that you want fewer distractions when it comes to email. You want to quickly login, communicate, and get on with your day. And we’ve listened. Starting today, the new Yahoo! Mail is fast, easy and available anywhere you go. These improvements will be available on all major platforms: Web, Windows 8, iPhone/iPod touch and Android.

We’ve redesigned the new version of Yahoo! Mail with speed in mind — getting through your emails is faster than ever before. We’ve also made your inbox more intuitive and easier to navigate, allowing you to focus on what matters most: your messages. And, because mobile is everything these days, Yahoo! Mail now has a consistent look and feel across devices.”

A curious little fact is that Yahoo has just gone over the top with Photoshop here as the Android app depicted running on a Samsung Galaxy S III is clearly not true to reality. The Galaxy S III does not have on screen buttons (the Nexus devices do), so for whatever reason Yahoo has clearly decided to Photoshop the wrong screenshot on top of a Galaxy S III placeholder image.




source: Yahoo via Tech Crunch

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posted on 11 Dec 2012, 10:07 1

1. gazmatic (Posts: 621; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


.......

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 16:54

8. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1072; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


People are still using yahoo! man i thought the company was gone like ages ago!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 15:45

13. cdgoin (Posts: 367; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Nope MILLIONS still use it for their email. I do.. I use Yahoo FAR more than Facebook. So rumors of its demise I believe have been highly overrated.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 10:16

2. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I will try this, but only on my N7.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 10:19

3. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


More importantly is that Angry Birds is 3-yrs old now and they are updating the apps with 30 new levels with a new pink bird...lol.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 12:21

4. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


Yup good news.
Web client of yahoo and android yahoo is not goog enough. Slow loading
And i can use my email client + ym at same time in android

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 12:44

5. ilkinandr92 (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


About time new UI came out

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 13:20

6. scrubzphan (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)


Ya this thing is useless to me since I can't seem to find how to add multiple accounts on it so I won't be using it till they add that feature or I figure out how to add another account to it.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 13:32

7. redmd (Posts: 892; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


it has support for multiple accounts. it's not yet plagued advertisement so good job yahoo. the interface looks like gmail.

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 20:01

9. MC1123 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


hate that there's an are on yahoo so I uninstalled it

posted on 11 Dec 2012, 22:12

10. blazee (Posts: 271; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


idk if you ment to say adds, but there are no more adds w this update. I really like what they did w the UI, The app now can actually compete w gmail

posted on 12 Dec 2012, 02:09

11. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Wow, I'm impressed. Unlike gmail this actually works

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 15:44

12. cdgoin (Posts: 367; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


New webdesign sucks and is hard to read.. its almost all white, and fonts are thin. Doesn't bolden the folder new emails come too, and you cant resize the folder frame to actually see the whole folder name.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 15:49

14. cdgoin (Posts: 367; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Yep tried Gmail.. I NEED my folders. I only wish I could have folders for my folders. 10 years of archived emails and such its getting crowded in there :)

That said the new Outlook.com is looking good.. I may switch to it.

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