Official Windows Live Hotmail app for Android released

By LiveSide | Posted October 3, 2011 31 comments

Following the announcement of the new features coming to Hotmail Wave 5 this morning, Microsoft (in conjunction with SEVEN) released the official Windows Live Hotmail app for Android phones in the Android Market. According to the app’s entry, key features of the app include:

  • With push email get messages on your phone without delay
  • Synced calendar and contacts
  • View your folders in Hotmail, including sub folders
  • Send pictures from your phone using Hotmail
  • Supports multiple Hotmail accounts
  • Send, receive and view attachments

This app follows the official Microsoft-authorized Windows Live Messenger app for Android released by Miyowa earlier in April this year. The app is compatible with all Android devices with version 2.1 or above. You can get it in the Android Market now.

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 9:52 pm
Category: Mobile
Tags: Android, Hotmail, Windows Live
  • Sunandajit

    Does not seem to be syncing my calender 

  • Sunandajit

    Does not seem to be syncing my calender 

  • Sunandajit

    Does not seem to be syncing my calender 

  • Peter Henkel

    It won’t show all e-mails.

    • Sunandajit

      Shows last 7 days email by default, change the settings

      • Peter Henkel

         But I want ALL, not just 30 days old.

  • Peter Henkel

    It won’t show all e-mails.

    • Sunandajit

      Shows last 7 days email by default, change the settings

      • Peter Henkel

         But I want ALL, not just 30 days old.

  • Peter Henkel

    It won’t show all e-mails.

  • Ray Wall

    Works perfect for me.  I’m very happy as this is what I’ve wanted for a very, very long time.  Especially happy that all my Hotmail Calendars including the ones I share with my wife are now available!

    • Sunandajit

      How did you get your calendar synced?

      • Ray Wall

        After I installed the Hotmail app, I went to my account on the app, then touched “menu” and selected “Account Settings”, then touched “Calendar” to make sure the “sync Calendar” is checked.  My device is an HTC Evo 4G, so your phone may vary, but on mine I selected the HTC Calendar Widget and touched “menu” and selected “more” and then selected “Calendars”.  This will show you all your calendars including exchange, google and hotmail.  I then checked each Hotmail calendar that I wanted displayed.  They then showed up when I touched the ‘back’ button.  I hope this helps and makes sense.  :P

        • Sunandajit

          Thanks for the reply Ray, seems like a different issue with my Xperia X10

          • Ray Wall

            Oh, I’m sorry.  I hope you get it resolved soon.

  • Anonymous

    Works perfect for me.  I’m very happy as this is what I’ve wanted for a very, very long time.  Especially happy that all my Hotmail Calendars including the ones I share with my wife are now available!

    • Sunandajit

      How did you get your calendar synced?

      • Ray Wall

        After I installed the Hotmail app, I went to my account on the app, then touched “menu” and selected “Account Settings”, then touched “Calendar” to make sure the “sync Calendar” is checked.  My device is an HTC Evo 4G, so your phone may vary, but on mine I selected the HTC Calendar Widget and touched “menu” and selected “more” and then selected “Calendars”.  This will show you all your calendars including exchange, google and hotmail.  I then checked each Hotmail calendar that I wanted displayed.  They then showed up when I touched the ‘back’ button.  I hope this helps and makes sense.  :P

        • Sunandajit

          Thanks for the reply Ray, seems like a different issue with my Xperia X10

          • Ray Wall

            Oh, I’m sorry.  I hope you get it resolved soon.

  • Anonymous

    Works perfect for me.  I’m very happy as this is what I’ve wanted for a very, very long time.  Especially happy that all my Hotmail Calendars including the ones I share with my wife are now available!

    • Sunandajit

      How did you get your calendar synced?

      • Ray Wall

        After I installed the Hotmail app, I went to my account on the app, then touched “menu” and selected “Account Settings”, then touched “Calendar” to make sure the “sync Calendar” is checked.  My device is an HTC Evo 4G, so your phone may vary, but on mine I selected the HTC Calendar Widget and touched “menu” and selected “more” and then selected “Calendars”.  This will show you all your calendars including exchange, google and hotmail.  I then checked each Hotmail calendar that I wanted displayed.  They then showed up when I touched the ‘back’ button.  I hope this helps and makes sense.  :P

        • Sunandajit

          Thanks for the reply Ray, seems like a different issue with my Xperia X10

          • Ray Wall

            Oh, I’m sorry.  I hope you get it resolved soon.

  • Peter Henkel

    And where is official SkyDrive app?

    • bradavon

      Agreed. It’s long overdue. The unofficial SkyDrive app (Sorami) works but could be improved upon. I doubt we’ll see one any time soon, both the MSN and Hotmail apps are written by third parties.

      This app is nice but it appears to only support Hotmail. I use Enhanced Mail, it support POP3, IMAP and EAS. So basically Hotmail and Gmail are covered.

  • Peter Henkel

    And where is official SkyDrive app?

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. It’s long overdue. The unofficial SkyDrive app (Sorami) works but could be improved upon. I doubt we’ll see one any time soon, both the MSN and Hotmail apps are written by third parties.

      This app is nice but it appears to only support Hotmail. I use Enhanced Mail, it support POP3, IMAP and EAS. So basically Hotmail and Gmail are covered.

  • Peter Henkel

    And where is official SkyDrive app?

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. It’s long overdue. The unofficial SkyDrive app (Sorami) works but could be improved upon. I doubt we’ll see one any time soon, both the MSN and Hotmail apps are written by third parties.

      This app is nice but it appears to only support Hotmail. I use Enhanced Mail, it support POP3, IMAP and EAS. So basically Hotmail and Gmail are covered.