Hitch for Android Users of Outlook
One of the hot new features of Outlook.com — Microsoft’s upgraded and renamed version of Hotmail — is supposed to be that devices without Office loaded onto them can open Office attachments in the cloud via a browser. However, this feature does not work with Android mobile devices. Microsoft says it has been made aware of the issue and is working to improve the Outlook.com Preview on all modern devices. Outlook.com Preview is the public trial of the email platform that will eventually replace Hotmail. The online editing of Office documents via browser is a handy feature for those who might access Outlook.com via devices that don’t have Office loaded on them. It has worked successfully on devices running Windows 8, Windows 7 and iOS. But for regular Outlook users, including those who convert Lotus Notes to Outlook, it will be worth noting its current limitations with Android devices.