Yahoo has just released a trio of official apps for the Android OS. If you use Yahoo a lot and have an Android powered phone you can now look forward to using the official Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Messenger and Yahoo Search Widget apps on your device. Though the search widget is only available for download in the US.
Yahoo says that its Android app have been optimized for Motorola Droid/Milestone, HTC Incredible and the Google Nexus One. You’ll have to be running Android 2.0 to be able to use the app. So if you’re the dude with the G1, sorry man.
Both the Yahoo Mail and Messenger apps support almost all the features that you’re familiar with including rich text formatting, emoticons, and access to your Address Book.
In addition, Yahoo has also updated its Yahoo app for the iPhone, now with HTML5 support.
If reading is not for you, head on over to after the jump for the video news report. Also, a full list of features supported by the Android Yahoo apps plus the QR codes for you to download the app on your Android phone.
- Receive push notification of new email messages
- Send emails to contacts from the Yahoo! Address Book as well as contacts in the native phone address book
- Search email messages by sender, recipient, subject and keywords in the body of the email
- Upload photos as attachments directly from camera or the photo gallery
- View and download attachments
- Insert emoticons and rich text formatting into emails
- Effectively manage and organize their Yahoo! Mail messages, folders and manage spam
- Toggle between the Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger apps with ease
- Easily message friends, check friends’ status updates & availability as well as update their own status & availability
- Send instant messages to friends via SMS text messages*
- Stay connected with full support for multitasking allowing the app to work in the background; with push notifications consumers can easily catch new messages and friend requests
- Full use of emoticons and rich text formatting
- Send photos to friends directly from the phone’s camera or the photo gallery